Two held in Nashik building blast case
A day after three persons were killed in a blast at a residential building in Nashik, police arrested two persons, while denying any terror angle in the incident so far.
Nashik/ Mumbai: A day after three persons
were killed in a blast at a residential building in Nashik,
police today arrested two persons, including son of the prime
accused who was killed in the explosion, while denying any
terror angle in the incident so far.
"Shakti Gavai, who leased the house to the main
accused Manohar Gurunani, a firecrackers manufacturer, and
Amit Gurunani were today arrested in connection with the
yesterday`s incident. Amit is the son of Manohar," Vinod
Lokhande, Nashik Police Commissioner, told PTI adding that the
third accused, Lalit Paghe, who worked with Manohar, was still
An FIR was registered against five persons under the
relevant sections of IPC, including section 285 (negligent
conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 286
(negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance),
section 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and
relevant sections of the Explosive Substance Act.
Replying to a query on the incident, Home Minister R R
Patil in Mumbai said, "No terror link has been established so
far. Investigations are on."
The three deceased were identified as Manohar
Gurunani, Dyaneshwar Wagh and Ravindra Vishwakarma. Manohar
and Dyaneshwar were also cited as accused in the FIR.