Rewa: A huge quantity of explosives, including 10 packets of gelatine sticks, more than 5000 detonators and 30 bundles of detonation cords, was recovered on Sunday from a house and a car in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, police said. One person has been arrested.
"On a tip-off, we raided the house of Rajesh Patel and found a huge quantity of gelatine sticks, detonators and detonating cords. Later, we came to know that explosives were also being transported in a car. We chased and seized the car too," Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Rewa, KP Khare, said.
Rajesh Patel is absconding, he said.
"It would have caused a lot of destruction because the material is in large quantity. This kind of material is majorly used for mining purposes but it is a illegal business which they are doing for their benefit," Mr Khared added.
From the car which they chased and seized, police recovered 10 gelatine sticks, 5000 detonators, 30 bundles of primer cards in 50 cartons and 29 packets of detonating cord. Car driver Manoj Kaul was arrested.
The seizure comes four days after an explosives laden car was found in the parking lot of Ambala Cantonment railway station in Haryana on October 12. (Read: 5 kilos of explosives seized from car at Ambala railway station)
On October 13, Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani's anti-graft roadshow, Jan Chetna Yatra, passed through Rewa district.