Two Jammu and Kashmir cricketers detained in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Oct 17(ANI): Two cricketers from Jammu and Kashmir have been detained in Bangalore, after suspected residue of explosive materials was allegedly found in their bag during a search at Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday.

According to reports, Bangalore police have detained Parvez and Mehrajudin following a tip-off that the two might be carrying explosives to the stadium, where they had come to participate in the CK Naidu Trophy.

Bangalore police said that both of them have been taken into preventive custody. And an anti-explosive search was being conducted in the stadium to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion of Diwali.

Police have further said that there was no need to panic as the security has been beefed up in the city after the incident.

Two Champions League matches were to be played in the stadium on Saturday, which the police have claimed will start on time after a thorough check of the stadium.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association said that their cricketers, who have been detained are innocent, and they don't have any criminal record. (ANI)

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