Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
More ‘white powder’ found in UP Assembly
July 17, 2017
 Print    Send to Friend

LUCKNOW: A thorough check in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, where explosive powder was discovered on Thursday evening, by Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) sleuths found some more white powder but police denied it was another explosive.

Inspector General of Police, ATS, Aseem Arun denied claims in some sections of the media that another explosive had been discovered, while police identified the powder as magnesium sulphate, which is used as a drying agent in plastic packaging industry.

Meanwhile, an official said that some packets of paan masala and ‘khaini’ were found in the House, and had probably been kept by lawmakers for their consumption.

Though this had nothing to scare the security agencies, it left the political fraternity red-faced as consumption of ‘paan masala’ is banned in public by the Yogi Adityanath government.

Meanwhile, the PETN found in the state assembly has beens ent for further forensic testing, said officials. The National Investigative Agency (NIA), which began probing the matter on Saturday, went through the CCTV footage but denied they had questioned any legislator.

Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh said that an FIR has been lodged in the Hazratganj police station in the discovery of the explosive and that ATS is probing the matter. He also said that a formal request to the union government for an NIA probe is being sent and as of now, they are only assisting the state agencies in the matter. Arun meanwhile said that all witnesses will be questioned soon and that all aspects of the case will be thoroughly explored.

Indo-Asian News Service

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Related Stories
Minor schoolgirl’s rape shocks Ahmednagar
AHMEDNAGAR: Ahmednagar district was shocked by the alleged rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl by an unidentified person who gave her a lift to school, an official said here..
Bribery scam has Kerala BJP in tatters
TRIVANDRUM: An unprecedented corruption scandal has rocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala. Charges against its top leaders came ..
Sparks fly in RS over cow vigilantism
New Delhi: Sparks flew in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday during the discussion on cow vigilantism and atrocities on Dalits, with the opposition trying to corner the governme..
Riots, strikes as rape accused killed in custody
Shimla: A man accused of the gang rape and murder of a girl in northern India has been killed in police custody, an official said Thursday, sparking angry riots in the us..
GJM activist killed during clashes
DARJEELING: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) claimed that one of their activists was killed and few others injured in police firing during a clash between the Trinamool Cong..
Advertise | Copyright