21 crude bombs seized, man held

Jajpur (Odisha): Altogether 21 crude bombs were seized and a man was arrested, purportedly for use during the ensuing panchayat elections in Odisha's Jajpur district on Wednesday, police said.

Kalandi Parida, of Kalamatia village under Bari police limits in the district, was taking bombs to Sagadi village when he was caught, they said.

Parida was produced before the court which remanded him to judicial custody after rejecting his bail plea.

According to police, the bombs were being taken to some sensitive areas of Goleipur panchayat under Korei block with the panchayat polls. Police tracked the carrier of the bombs and arrested him near Sagadi village.

On interrogation the arrested person said he acted only as a carrier.