500 detonators, 15 kg of explosives seized in Mirzapur
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 23:10
  
Lucknow: In a huge explosives haul, about 500 detonators and 15 kg of ammonium nitrate were seized and three persons arrested in this connection in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted three persons travelling by a motorcycle in Devar area yesterday, police officials said here.

About 500 detonators, 15 kg of ammonium nitrate and 26 bundles of fuse wire were seized from the trio, they said.

Ammonium nitrate is commonly used as a fertiliser, but can also be used as an oxidising agent in explosives, including improvised explosive devices.

A case has been registered and further investigations are on.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 23:10


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