Detonators, explosives seized; one nabbed



Chikkaballapura: One person was on Monday arrested and large amount of detonators, explosives and substances used for making explosives were seized from his vehicle in Chikkaballapura district on Monday, police said.

Sheikh Aftab Pasha (24) was nabbed while driving his jeep on the Madanapally-Chintamani road and 193 gelatin sticks, 800 detonators, 100 kg of gun powder and 150 kg of ammonium nitrate were recovered from his vehicle, ASP B Ramesh said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team waylaid the jeep and nabbed the accused near Madikere cross while proceeding from Madanapally to Chintamani, he said.

During interrogation, Pasha said he was transporting the explosives for a purchaser in Chintamani taluk.

"We have already dispatched a team to the said place to find out who is actually the purchaser, if there is any," Ramesh said.

Pasha will be produced before a local magistrate later today.

PTI