Explosives recovered from bus in Meghalaya


Shillong: A cache of explosives has been recovered from a bus in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya and two persons have been arrested in this connection, a senior police officer said.

Forty-five packets of gelatin sticks weighing 112.5 kg, 5,900 detonators packed in boxes and 133 metres of detonating cord were recovered from six bags belonging to two passengers travelling in the bus, Superintendent of Police Vivekananad Singh said.

The seizure took place on Thursday when the bus travelling from Karimganj to Guwahati was intercepted at Khliehriat for checking of vehicles coming from Assam, the SP said.

All commercial vehicles coming from Assam’s Silchar were being checked as part of a special drive, Singh said.

Both the passengers have been arrested and a case has been registered against the duo under provisions of the Explosives Act, he said.

“During preliminary interrogation, the two passengers said, they were taking the explosives to Karbi-Anglong district of Assam,” the SP said.

According to him, the particulars of the arrested persons were not being divulged in the interest of the investigation. (PTI)