Sagar: As many as 163 explosives-
laden have gone missing on their way from Rajasthan to Madhya
Pradesh`s Sagar and Ashok Nagar districts, a probe team has
After disappearance of 60 trucks on their way from
Dholpur-based Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Ltd to
Sagar`s Ganesh Visfotak Magazine (place for storing explosive
material), about a fortnight ago, a police team was
constituted to probe the matter.
The team collected vital informations from Biora (MP),
Bhilwara and Dholpur (Rajasthan), Rajkot (Gujarat) and
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) during the probe, Additional SP Manoj
Singh told PTI.
On the basis of documents seized, police came to know
that like Sagar, 103 trucks loaded with explosives went
missing on their way to Ashok Nagar`s Sangam Visfotak
Magazine, he said.
These magazines deal in the sale-purchase of
explosives for mining purposes, he said, adding Ashok Nagar
Police have been informed about the development.
Police said they had no clue about the whereabouts of
this huge quantity of explosive material or whether it has
landed into the hands of anti-national forces.
So far, eight persons had been named as accused in the
missing explosives case. Among them two, Rajendra Choube and
Gopal Shakyawar, were arrested by police.
Police have announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for
information leading to the arrest of four main accused in the
case -- Biora-based licence holder Deepa Heda, Ahmednagar
(Maharashtra)-based Ajay Explosives owner Shivcharan Heda,
Udaipur`s explosive trader Jaikishan Aswani and Sagar`s Ganesh
Visfotak owner Devendra Singh Thakur.
Meanwhile, Nagpur-based Chief Explosive Controller has
cancelled the licence of 18 magazines and 17 vehicles meant
for transporting explosives, Sagar Police said in a release.