Huge quantity of explosives seized in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 20 (IANS) A huge quantity of explosives was seized in Maoist-infested Dumka district of Jharkhand on Wednesday, police said.

As many as 40,000 gelatin sticks, 35,000 detonators and other explosives were seized in Kanthikund area, around 400 km from state capital Ranchi, after police stopped a truck following a tip-off.

Police said the explosives were meant to be supplied to Maoist guerrillas for making landmines used to blast the vehicles of security forces.

Maoists are active in 18 of the state’s 24 districts.

–IANS

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