Explosive materials seized in TN
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 23:54
Salem: In a huge haul of explosive materials, police today seized six tonnes of aluminium nitrate and 6,000 metres of fuse wire from a godown of a sago factory near here.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of revenue officials, led by Revenue Divisional Officer, Kulandaivelu, and police personnel raided the factory at Sivathapuram locality on the city outskirts and seized 119 bags of aluminium nitrate and coils of fuse wire illegally stocked there.

Deputy Commissioner of Police John Nickelson said one Surulirajan of Harur in neighbouring Dharmapuri district has taken the factory on lease and had been making detonators for supply to quarrying.

Police are on the lookout for Surulirajan and the factory owner Aiyyanar who are absconding. Only a woman employee was present in the factory when the police raided it.

Explosive experts and police were searching the area, they said, adding they were also probing whether the detonators were supplied to any extremist.


First Published: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 23:54

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