Four days after a similar haul in Haryana’s Ambala town, a huge quantity of explosives, including gelatine sticks, detonators and 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, K.P. Khare, said.
Rajesh Patel is absconding, he said.
“We cannot say much about the reasons behind the presence of explosives but we are interrogating Rajesh Patel’s landlord Aditya Pratap Singh,” said Khare.
Madhya Pradesh police recovered 14 packets of detonating cord, two and half packets of detonators and 10 packets of gelatine sticks from the house of Patel in Rewa, over 500 km from state capital.
From the car which they chased and seized, police recovered 5,000 gelatine sticks 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.