8 quintals of explosives seized; 3 arrested

Khurda: Police today seized explosives worth 8 quintals near Patharabandha area on NH-16 under Tangi Police limits of Khurda district. The explosives were seized from a carriage vehicle. According to sources, 5 kilogram of Ammonium Nitrate, 1500 detonators and 3 quintals worth of explosive powder have been seized.

Police have arrested Ranjan Badajena and Prashant Mohapatra of Malipada village under Jankia Police limits of Khurda who were transporting the explosives.

After interrogating the duo, the police also conducted a raid on the house of one Jagabandhu Mangaraj of Tangi and have seized huge amount of explosives, informed sources.

We have arrested the two persons who were illegally transporting the explosive. Moreover we have conducted a raid at another place where similar kind of explosives have been seized and arrested the person as well, informed Khurda SP Dilip Das.

However, Police are yet to obtain information on who was transporting them and where.