Police nab courier with explosives in Pakur

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courier explosivesThe arrest of a delivery man of a courier in Pakur today revealed a change in strategy adopted by smugglers to procure explosives.

In the past,they used to procure explosives from adjoining West Bengal to supply in the quarries in Pakur.’Now,they were getting it from western and northern states in view of raids by police”,Pakur SO Mayur Patel said.

Earlier during the day,on a tip off,the police had arrested a delivery man of a courier company who was on his way to deliver a consignment of 600 pieces of detonators and 240 pieces of gelatine sticks at Pakur.The consignment was to be delivered to two persons and the courier company used to deliver two to three such consignments every month.

Inquiry revealed that these detonators were manufactured at Dholpur-based Rajasthan Explosives and Chemical Limited,while the gelatine was produced by Nagpur-based company Solar Industries Limited.

The police believe that smugglers,who used to procure explosives from adjoining West Bengal to supply in the quarries in the district,were now procuring it from western and northern states in view of raids conducted by it against them in Pakur.

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