Dumka: The Jharkhand Police on Sunday apprehended two people for possessing huge cache of explosives in Dumka district.
Following a tip-off, the 18th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and police personnel in a joint operation on Saturday evening seized 1000 detonators, 116 gelignite sticks and ammonium nitrate.
Dumka Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar told ANI that the information was received during a security drive conducted in Jitpur village ahead of Independence Day celebrations.
"We were alert. Keeping in mind the Independence Day celebrations, we remained vigil. During the security expedition, we received information about the explosives being kept in a house. We launched a joint operation with SSB in Jitpur village and recovered huge cache of explosives, including 116 jell rods, around 1,000 detonators and ammonium nitrate," he said.
He further said a case has been registered under the Explosives Act, and the accused would be handed over to the National Investigative Agency (NIA) for further interrogation.