SSB arrest youth with explosives on Indo-Bepal border

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Siliguri, May 30 (UNI) Sashastra Seema BalI(SSB) arrested a youth at Panitanki on Indo-Nepal border last night for allegedly possessing RDX.

SSB DIG Harish Chandra Pandey of Ranidanga sector today confirmed that the youth was carrying explosives, but whether or not it was RDX will be confirmed by Army explosives experts.

The SSB has identified the youth as a 21-year-old Abbas Ali and said that the arrest was made at Ramganj under Islampur police station in North Dinajpur district.

Further interrogation will reveal the person's motive and whether he was linked to any outfit, he said.

After confirmation of the explosive device, the youth will be handed over to the police, the DIG added.

Meanwhile, Additional SP, Siliguri, Rajesh Kumar Jadav said that they have received word regarding the arrest but no one has yet been handed over to them.

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