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2 quintal of explosive material seized in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Pakur (Jharkhand) 

Police seized over two quintals of ammonium nitrate, an explosive compound, from a truck in Pakur district of Jharkhand.

The explosive was kept in 46 sacks which were hidden beneath timbers in the truck.

Following a tip-off, a team of the state forest department intercepted the truck on Friday night near a village under Pakuria police station limits on Jharkhand-West Bengal border.

The 46 sacks which contained 2.3 quintal of ammonium nitrate were found during a check, police said.

However, the driver and helper of the truck fled during checking.

Local forest Ranger Anil Kumar Singh informed Pakuria police station in-charge Abhinandan Kumar who seized the vehicle and the explosives.

Police said investigation is underway to ascertain the origin and destination of the explosives.

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First Published: Sat, April 20 2019. 20:20 IST