A cache of explosives, including two live hand-grenades, 28 cartridges, and five empty cases of firearms was found dumped in a garbage-carrying vehicle in the vicinity of Army Centre in Deolali Camp area near Nashik on Saturday, police said.
The explosives were packed in a polythene bag which was found dumped in the garbage van parked near a temple in Sai Samarth Nagar area, they said.
Deolali Camp is a major army centre and has been on terror radar.
Police said out of 28 cartridges, 21 are live and another is of a light machine gun whereas the empty cases are used to keep SLRs and LMGs.
A probe is launched in this connection and a case is registered at Deolali police station.
Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad had arrested Lashkar-e-Tayiba terror suspect Shaikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain for allegedly conducting reccee of Army's Deolali camp, Maharashtra Police Academy and Police Commissionerate in Nashik in 2010, allegedly on instructions of Mirza Himayat Baig.
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