Kanpur, Oct.15 : Kanpur Police have arrested one person and detained three others in connection with a blast in the Colonelgunj area of the city.
Kamal Kumar Sahu, who runs a general store near the site of the blast that left seven people, including four children, injured Tuesday night, was arrested today.
According to Dayanand Mishra, Superintendent of Police (West), Sahu did not have the required license to sell the crackers and was arrested for illegally storing and selling them.
Mishra said that it was too early to say whether Sahu was related to the blast, but added that he was taken into police custody after a large number of crackers were recovered from his shop.
The low-intensity bomb was packed in a polythene packet on a cycle. Mishra said three others have been detained for interrogation. Police is trying to trace the owner of the cycle, he said.