Two arrested with 12 kg explosives in Tamil Nadu's Erode

Two persons were arrested for alleged possession of 12 kilograms of explosive material in the district, police said on Sunday.

PTI| Updated: Oct 23, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Erode: Two persons were arrested for alleged possession of 12 kilograms of explosive material in the district, police said on Sunday.

During a vehicle checking along Kadambur-Irrutipalayam forest ghat road last evening, the duo who came on a two-wheeler were intercepted and were found carrying 12 kilograms of explosives meant for use in quarrying operations, without a valid license, they said.

A case was registered under Explosives Act and both Ponnusamy (50) and his brother Chinnasamy (38) were arrested, police said adding, the explosive items were seized.