Bomb seized from truck: two persons arrested

, 11:35 PM IST

Tiruvarur : The Tamil Nadu police has seized a powerful bomb from a lorry ferrying liquor bottles for the state-run alcohol shops at nearby Vilamal today and arrested the two occupants of the vehicle.

The police said the seizure was effected during a routine check up.

The lorry was proceeding from a liquor godown of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) to supply the stocks to various outlets, the police said.

The lorry driver, however, managed to escape.

The police declined to give details of the nature of the explosive.