MP police in Rajkot to probe missing explosives

Rajkot: A police team from Madhya Pradesh is here to investigate how explosives dispatched from Rajasthan a fortnight ago went missing, police said today.

As many as 61 trucks loaded with explosives, meant to reach Madhya Pradesh, had gone missing during transit.

The Madhya Pradesh police team headed by police sub-inspector Amit Shani arrived here after primary investigation showed that the draft for purchasing the explosives were sent by a person named Harkishan Aswani, who belonged to Rajkot, police said.

Investigations further showed that Aswani has licence to do business in explosives, they said.

The police team with the help of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Gujarat police searched the godown and office owned by Aswani yesterday but did not find anything objectionable, police said.

The team will leave for Madhya Pradesh after collecting bank documents, they added.