Man arrested with huge quantity ammonium nitrate

A man was on Thursday arrested with a huge cache of explosives, including 2300kg of ammonium nitrate, hidden in his house in Umarpada taluka.

Surat: A man was on Thursday arrested with a huge
cache of explosives, including 2300kg of ammonium nitrate,
hidden in his house in Umarpada taluka here, police
said.

Besides ammonium nitrate, 496 gelatin sticks, 420 metre
long fuse wire and 150 electric fuses have been seized from
house of one Mukesh Vasava of Umejar village in Umarpada
taluka, they said, adding Vasava was arrested.

According to police, the explosives were hidden in
Vasava`s house by the owners of a stone quarry -- Masri Ahir
and Dinesh Ahir.

Though Masri and Dinesh had license for the explosives,
the quantity recovered from Vasava`s house was far more than
the quota alloted to them by the state government, police
said.

A search has been ordered for the duo who are on the
run, police said, adding it suspected them of being involved
in illegal mining.

PTI

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