A goods vehicle loaded with 1,000 kilograms of explosive material was seized in Kolkata on Saturday and two persons have been arrested.
Based on prior information, the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police intercepted the commercial vehicle from Tala Bridge in Chitpur, in the early hours of the day.
"About 1,000 kg of explosive substances (potassium nitrate) stored in 27 gunny bags were seized," a police officer said.
West Bengal Special Task Force (STF): 1000 kg of explosive substance (Potassium Nitrate) recovered (in 27 gunny bags) from two people- Indrajit Bhui and Padmolochon Dey -travelling in a vehicle from Odisha to North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal today. Both arrested. pic.twitter.com/PDeJfewcjJ— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2019
"The vehicle was coming from Odisha and was heading towards North 24 Parganas district. We have arrested the driver and the helper of the goods vehicle. We are interrogating the duo and trying to find out more details from them," the officer added.
Two residents of Odisha's Balasore district -- Indrajit Bhui (25) and Padmolochon Dey (31) -- have been arrested and further interrogation is underway.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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