Published On : Tue, Apr 1st, 2014

Nagpur company under scanner as explosives seized in Bihar before Sonia rally

Massive quantity of deadly explosives seized was allegedly supplied by Solar Industries, Bazargaon, Nagpur as the markers on the packets suggest the company’s name as supplier.


Nagpur/Kaimur News : Kaimur ( Bihar ) Police on Tuesday recovered over 12,000 pieces of electronic detonators and 128.5 kg of high grade ammonium nitrate explosive used in mining operations and also arrested a supplier, officials said .


Incidentally, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is to address a rally in Bhabua on Thursday in support of former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, who is the party candidate from Sasaram.

A police team, led by Mohania SDPO Suresh Kumar, intercepted a vehicle on the Grand Trunk NH-2 at Kudra, some 200 km southwest of the state capital, following a tip off.

The explosives, kept in a Ertiga car, was reportedly brought from Nagpur.

Police and intelligence officials were interrogating Sonu Kumar, the arrested supplier, to ascertain his background.

“It may have been brought in to disturb the parliamentary polls,” said Ratnamani Sanjeev, Kaimur superintendent of police, about the seized explosives to media .

“The markers on the packets seized suggest that the supplier was Solar Industries, Bazargaon, Nagpur. The explosives were in sachets weighing 125 grams each,” the SP added.

Kudra falls under the Sasaram constituency and large parts of it are affected by Maoist insurgents who are known to use such explosives.

When Nagpur Today spoke with Arti Singh , SP ( Rural ) Nagpur  she said that no such information has been reported yet to Nagpur Police.