Major haul of explosives in Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha by-poll

In a major haul ahead of the Lok Sabha by-poll in Banka constituency, the Bihar Police on Saturday recovered a dozen detonators, ammonium nitrate and firearms here.

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2010, 20:58 PM IST

Banka: In a major haul ahead of the Lok Sabha
by-poll in Banka constituency, the Bihar Police on Saturday
recovered a dozen detonators, ammonium nitrate and firearms
here.

Banka parliamentary seat goes to polls on November 1 along
with the Assembly constituencies that form part of the
parliamentary constituency.
Superintendent of Police Shyam Kumar said 12 detonators,
10 kg ammonium nitrate besides a rifle and a pistol were
recovered from a house at Bagro village by a police party
which included CRPF personnel.

Ten live cartridges were also found during the raids.

None was, however, found inside the house, the SP said.

The Lok Sabha by-election has been necessitated due to the
death of sitting Independent member and former union minister
Digvijay Singh on June 24.
Congress has declared support to independent candidate
Putul Singh, widow of Digvijay Singh. NDA too is supporting
her, while the RJD-LJP combine has fielded former union
minister Jaiprakash Narain Yadav. Digvijay Singh had won as an
independent after being denied ticket by JD(U).

PTI