Eight sacks of high-volatile ammonium nitrate seized in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 14:10 hrs

Eight sacks of highly volatile ammonium nitrate was seized by cops from a car that was travelling through Jharkhand's Koderma District on Monday. The driver was arrested.

Police in Koderma District claimed that the Nano car was laden with eight sacks of ammonium nitrate, which is used for making explosives.

Station House Officer, Rambali Ram said that they also found 19 to 20 drilling rods during the search operation.

He further added, "We received secret information that a Nano car was parked at a Patna-Ranchi route ahead of the Madanmundi village. We carried out a search operation but the driver did not provide us with any information. However, during the search we found eight sacks of ammonium nitrate and each sack weighed 50 kilograms from the car and 19 to 20 drilling rods have also been found."

Ammonium nitrate is commonly used as a fertiliser but can be mixed with other materials to produce a powerful explosive.

India has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, with targets ranging from mosques and Hindu temples to trains. It is unusual for any group to claim responsibility for attacks. (ANI)

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