Illegal explosives behind Jhabua blasts: Congress

The Congress on Saturday said an illegal stock of explosives was the actual reason behind the explosions in Madhya Pradesh`s Jhabua district in which at least 87 people were killed and over 100 injured.

IANS| Updated: Sep 12, 2015, 21:51 PM IST

Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh): The Congress on Saturday said an illegal stock of explosives was the actual reason behind the explosions in Madhya Pradesh`s Jhabua district in which at least 87 people were killed and over 100 injured.

Arun Yadav, Congress president of the Madhya Pradesh unit, told IANS: "Had it not been for the explosives, an incident on such a huge scale would not have occurred and resulted in so many deaths."

Yadav also alleged that Rajendra Kasawa, the head of the BJP`s business cell, is a stockist of the explosive materials which are generally used for mining purposes in this region.

According to police, the deaths and destruction occurred after a cylinder blast at a tea stall, which was packed with customers, was followed by a massive blast that ripped through an adjoining building.