Sheikhpura: About 16.5 tonne of
ammonium nitrate was seized by mining department officials
from Pachna village in Bihar`s Sheikhpura district on Saturday.
Deputy development commisioner cum district mining
officer GK Pramhans said acting on a tip off, the officials
raided a house and sized 330 bags the explosive weighing about
The explosive is suspected to have been used for mining
purposes, he said adding its value was estimated to be Rs.
11lakh, he said.
The house owner is absconding and probe into the case is
on, Pramhans added.