Cargo ship with 8,000 tonnes of ‘explosives’ held at Haldia

Last Updated: Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:14

Zeenews Bureau

Kolkata: The West Bengal police have detained cargo ship M V Fani, carrying around 8,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which is used to manufacture explosives, at the Haldia Dock Complex following intelligence inputs that Maoists and other insurgent outfits may have gained access to such cargo in the past.

The chemical was due to be transported to a factory in Gomia, Jharkhand from the port. However, the police got suspicious after finding that the explosives manufacturer had been importing the chemical in the name of “fertiliser” for the past many years.
The ship had sailed from Muugu in Estonia.

First Published: Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:14

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