Kanpur: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and police in a joint raid seized a huge cache of explosives from Ghatampur area and arrested six persons.
30,000 detonators, 20,000 gelatin sticks and 600 kg of ammonium nitrate were seized and six persons, five from Bihar and one from Jhansi, were arrested earlier today, Inspector General of Police, Aseem Arun said.
During interrogation, they told police that they used to buy explosives from one Charan Singh of Jhansi and would supply them in other parts of the country.
A police team was rushed to Jhansi and Singh had been arrested, the senior police officer said, adding some explosives were also recovered from his possession.
On the occasion of Eid, some explosives were recovered in the city following which a joint team of ATS and Kanpur crime branch was formed to unearth the gang dealing in explosives, Arun said.
A police team will soon rush to Bihar for further investigation, the Inspector General of Police said, adding efforts are underway to nab other gang members.