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Two arrested with 199 gelatin sticks, 100 detonators in Kalyan

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Two persons were arrested with a large quantity of sticks and detonators from in the district, police said today.

of the unit of Thane Crime told that (28) and Samir Dhule (24) were arrested yesterday, on the basis of a tip-off, from Khoni near Manpada on Taloja Road here.

"The two had arrived at the spot around 5:30pm yesterday on a scooter carrying gunny bags. The police team, along with a sniffer dog, stopped them and found 199 sticks and 100 detonators from the bags," John said.

The said that the seized material had markings of a firm, based in in district, manufacturing slurry and emulsion

These explosives, officials said, are used in canal construction, land levelling, mine quarrying and rock blasting.

"A case under section 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Indian Act has been registered with station," the said.

He said that further investigations, to find out how the duo managed to procure these explosives, were underway.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:00 IST