Rajasthan: Large Quantity Of Explosives Found In Dausa Ahead Of PM Modi's Visit
Taking stock of the security preparations ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, Dausa Police arrested the accused who was allegedly transporting the explosives in the district.
Jaipur: One person has been arrested after large quantities of explosives were found in Rajasthan’s Dausa district ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit on February 12.
Taking stock of the security preparations ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, Dausa Police arrested the accused who was allegedly transporting the explosives near Khan Bhankari Road in the district.
According to reports, police have seized approx 1000 kg of explosives, including 65 detonators, and 40 boxes with 360 gelatin sticks which are used for blasting. One gelatin stick weighs around 2.78kg.
The arrested person has been identified as Rajesh Meena, a resident of Vyas Mohalla. The vehicle in which the explosives were being transported has also been seized.
Keeping in view the scheduled visit of the Prime Minister, police received a tip-off based on which the vehicle was intercepted, officials said.
Police said Meena was asked about the license permit to transport the explosives and the purpose of keeping them. However, when he failed to provide any satisfactory reason, he was taken into custody.
He has been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Explosive Substances Act, police said, adding further investigation on the matter is underway.
It is to be noted that PM Modi will visit the district to inaugurate the Dausa-Sohna stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The under-constriction Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is India’s longest expressway of 1,386 km.
Built at a cost of Rs 1 lakh crore, Delhi–Mumbai Expressway will reduce the travel time between the national capital and the commercial capital to 12 hours.
This expressway passes through the six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra, and major cities including, Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.