Dawood gang may be behind planting of explosives in UP Assembly: Amar Singh

He claimed that the Dawood company may be involved in the July 12 incident.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jul 15, 2017, 21:18 PM IST
PlayDawood gang may be behind planting of explosives in UP Assembly: Amar Singh

New Delhi: Former Smajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh on Saturday accused the Dawood company of planting explosives in the UP Legislative Assembly.

He alleged that SP leader Abu Azmi has links with the Dawood gang and “earlier helped the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused to flee the country”.

He claimed that the Dawood company may be involved in the July 12 incident.

In an exclusive interview with Zee News, Amar Singh suggested that "Security agencies should keep a close eye on Abu Azmi's foreign visits”.

On Friday night, a “suspicious powder” was reportedly found at the gate of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly building, raising yet another security alarm at the legislative complex, media reports said on Saturday.

According to a preliminary probe, the powder is said to be magnesium sulfate, a drying agent used in the packaging industry.

The incident comes three days after explosive materials were found inside the assembly premises, prompting the state government to order an NIA probe.

Other suspicious substances were also reportedly found at the site. The recovered items were sent to forensic lab for examination.

On Friday, the Adityanath government had order an NIA probe into the July 12 incident in which explosive materials were found inside the Assembly complex.

The police have registered a case against unknown people.

On July 12, PETN (dangerous explosive), weighing 60-grams, was found wrapped in a paper near the desk of Opposition leader Ramgovind Chaudhary.

Just 500 grams of PETN is reportedly enough to blow up the entire building.