Two Arrested With 4 Live Detonators, Were Headed For Jammu & Kashmir

Two Arrested With 4 Live Detonators, Were Headed For Jammu & Kashmir

3 March 2013
The Indian Express


Chandigarh: Two persons, including a minor, were arrested on Sunday evening by the UT Police for carrying four live non-electric detonators. The duo, police claimed, was coming from Kotkhai in Himachal Pradesh and were headed for Jammu and Kashmir when they were held during a police check at the ISBT-43. The recovery led to panic not just at the ISBT but in the entire city. A high alert was sounded in the city and checking in buses at the two ISBTs was increased. Following the recent bomb blasts in Hyderabad, the UT Police had stepped up checking in the city with particular focus on suspicious people transiting through the two ISBTs - in Sector 17 and Sector 43. One of those arrested has been identified as Muddasar Ahmad. The other accused is a minor. As per police sources, the accused were coming from Kotkhai in Himachal Pradesh and were on their way to Jammu and Kashmir. The two have been booked under the Explosives Act. According to the police, the accused worked for a contractor in Kotkhai who is into making roads. The duo had allegedly stolen the four detonators. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Operations) Jagbir Singh said that the case was under investigation. The accused were being interrogated to know why they were carrying the live detonators. Sources said the duo had some financial dispute with their contractor following which they stole the detonators and were going back to their native village, Doda, in Jammu and Kashmir. As soon as the detonators were found with the two accused, a team of CRPF, one bomb disposal squad, one QRT (Quick Reaction Team) and Kavach of the UT Police along with the team of officers from the operations cell and the police station rushed to the spot and surrounded the ISBT-43. The accused will be produced in a local court on Monday.