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PIX: Explosives recovered at Guwahati railway station

Last updated on: May 23, 2012 13:11 IST

Explosives recovered at Guwahati railway station

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K Anurag in Guwahati

The Government Railway Police personnel on Wednesday recovered a huge quantity of high power explosives from a person travelling in a general coach of Delhi-bound North East Express at the Guwahati railway station.

Police informed that in a routine check, the GRP personnel recovered 12 high power gelatin sticks, 12 detonators, and fuse wires from a passenger of NE Express.

The person has been identified as Mantu Singh who has confessed that he was carrying the explosives to Bihar after procuring the same in Mizoram bordering Myanmar.

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Image: GRP personnel with Mantu Singh, who was arrested with explosives on board the NE Express at Guwahati railway station on Wednesday


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Security beefed up ahead of Sonia's visit to Guwahati

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In view of the proposed visit of Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Guwahati on May 26, security measures have been tightened in the city and vigil has been mounted in all vital installations fearing attempt by the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam to strike terror.

The outfit has called for statewide bandh on May 26 to protest the visit of the Congress president.


Image: GRP personnel recovered 12 high power gelatin sticks, 12 detonators, and fuse wires from the arrested passenger


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