Police seize explosives in Jharkhand

Police on Sunday seized 1,964 kg of explosives, including gelatin sticks, allegedly meant to be supplied to Maoists, from a road construction company here.

The police launched raids on camp number two of the company engaged in state highway construction near GT road and seized the explosives, Superintendent of Police A V Minz said here. Besides gelatins and other explosives, the police also seized 15,000-metre wire, he said.

The raiding police team was helped by a person named Firdosh, who was caught with a pistol by the Ranchi police recently. Firdosh has been supplying explosives bought from the company to a Naxalite group led by Kundan Pahan, who operates in Ranchi and Khunti districts.

He has been getting the consignment from this company to supply to the Maoists for the last five years, the SP claimed.

The company’s storekeeper was taken into custody, Minz said, adding that an FIR would be lodged against the company.

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