Haridwar: A high alert has been sounded in this temple town – hosting the Kumbh Mela – after a huge cache of explosive materials was seized recovered from the railway station.
The seizure was made on February 02 when security personnel recovered a suspect radio device from the station premises which eventually led to the recovery of one-and- half kilos of ammonium nitrate and nine detonators.
Two youth hailing from Orissa have been arrested in connection with the case. Police have refused to divulge any more details pending investigations.
With lakhs of devotees turning up at the bathing ghats everyday, the authorities are not taking any chances and have beefed up security.