MP: No terror angle involved in seized explosives

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New Delhi, Oct 16: RK Singh, Home Secretary on Sunday, Oct 16 denied any terror angle in the explosives that were recovered from the Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh.

"The gelatin stick, detonator and chords recovered seem to be for the purpose of illegal mining. No terror angle involved," he said.

"MP police had received inputs that the man arrested was involved in illegal mining. They raided him and found the explosives. I have spoken to state DGP and chief secretary and also sought a detailed report. Two people have been arrested. Main accused is Rajesh Patel," he said.

The police had recovered 15 cartons of explosives from the Rewa district which allegedly contained cartons of ammonium nitrate and detonators from the house of Rajesh Patel in Gangotri Colony.

"Huge amounts of explosives have been found. One person has been arrested, one person is absconding. Search operations for the absconding person is on," said RS Belwanshi, Additional SP, Rewa.

"Operations carried out at the house in Gangotri colony on the basis of Intelligence inputs," he added.

The news comes four days after the Haryana police found a car laden with explosives outside the Ambala cantonment railway station on Oct 12 that supposedly came from Jammu and Kashmir.

A box of sweet along with two newspapers with Jammu's dateline was found lying in the car which also used a fake Haryana registration number which police suspected was stolen.

The probe into the matter is being carried out by the NSG and NIA teams.

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