Retired armyman held with explosives
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 18:37
Dehra Dun: A retired armyman was arrested along with explosive materials prompting the administration to beef up security of Indian Military Academy (IMA) ahead of Passing Out Parade (POP) on Dec 12.

Following a tip-off, police nabbed Puran Singh Mahra at CJM square here yesterday and searched his bag. Three gelatin rods, three detonators and four fuse wires were recovered from it, Jagat Ram Joshi, Superintendent of Police (City), said.

Mahra, who has been booked under Explosives Material Act, is resident of Chaukhutia area in Almora district and retired as Nayak from Garhwal regiment.

After the recovery of explosives in the capital just before the POP, police has beefed up security around the IMA building and the vehicles passing through the area are being checked thoroughly.


First Published: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 18:37

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