NIA To Probe Recovery Of Explosives In Rajasthan

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  • Rajasthan and MP ATS were jointly carrying out the investigation.
  • NIA searched the premises and the closed ones of the accused.
  • A Team of 20 officials and top 10nofficials came from Delhi.

Ratlam: A 20-member team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigating the arrest of three persons with 12 kilograms of explosives at a checkpoint in Nimbahera block in Chittorgarh district visited Ratlam district on Thursday. Rajasthan ATS and Madhya Pradesh ATS officials also accompanied the NIA team as they visited various localities in Ratlam to investigate terrorist links in the case.

All three accused, namely- Saifuddin alias Saifullah, Zubair and Altamas who were apprehended with explosives are from Ratlam. They were arrested with 12 kg of explosives packed in two transparent bags, each containing 6 kg of explosives. Along with this, three timers, connectors, wires and bulbs were also recovered on March 31st. A case was lodged at Sadar Nimbahera police station under various sections of the Explosive Substances Act, 1908, and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

According to sources, so far, more than half a dozen arrests have been made in the case from Rajasthan and Ratlam, while three accused are absconding. Ratlam district administration had taken action to run bulldozers on the homes of criminals involved in the conspiracy. There is a possibility that there may be more revelations regarding the investigation being done by the NIA team.

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