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450 kg of explosives seized in Bihar

November 12, 2009 10:10 IST

Nearly 450 kg of explosives were seized by the Special Task Force of Bihar police, from two places in Gaya district, in the wee hours of Thursday.

Acting on a tip off, police raided a shop at Kaulakhshni area in Gaya and seized 29 gunny bags containing explosives, Superintendent of Police S M Khopade said. The STF also raided a house under Delha police station in the district and recovered 70 sacks of explosive materials, Khopde said. Each of the sacks contained 40 to 45 kg of explosives, he said.

The explosives were highly inflammable and forensic experts have been called in from Patna to conduct tests, the SP added.

The Bihar police had seized 30,000 live cartridges of point 315 bore, two AK-47 rifles, four Insas rifles and huge quantity of explosives from a house in Patna on November 10.

The STF had on November 8 seized liquid explosive, 14 carbine-manufacturing equipment, two pistols, 7221 live cartridges, 50 detonators, one box containing Naxal literature, CDs and cassettes from a residential colony in the state capital.

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