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Police seize 1000kg explosives from goods vehicle in Kolkata

Police seize 1000kg explosives from goods vehicle in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Mar 2019, 07:58 am

Kolkata, Mar 9 (IBNS): Police seized a huge quantity of explosives from a goods vehicle at Chitpur in north Kolkata shortly after midnight on Saturday and arrested two persons, media reports said.

Acting on a tip-off, the cops intercepted the vehicle near Tala bridge on BT Road early on Saturday. Twenty-seven gunny bags filled with around 1,000kg of potassium nitrate was found, police sources said.

Potassium nitrate is used in making explosives.

According to local media, the vehicle had come from Odisha.

The arrested persons have been identified as Indrajit Bhui (25) and Padmalochan Dey (31). Both are Odisha residents.

The police are interrogating them.