PD Act invoked against 2 notorious explosive suppliers

The Rachakonda commissioner of police on Tuesday invoked the Preventive Detention Act against two persons involved in supplying explosive materials and sent them to the Cherlapally Central prison.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 July 2021 1:51 PM GMT
PD Act invoked against 2 notorious explosive suppliers

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda commissioner of police on Tuesday invoked the Preventive Detention Act against two persons involved in supplying explosive materials and sent them to the Cherlapally Central prison.

The two have been identified as Kotagiri Rajeshwar Goud (33) of Yadadri-Bhongir district and Varikuppala Jagan (45) of Nagarkurnool district. The king-pin of the operation, Putta Raju, has already been detained under the PD Act.

According to the police, the gang was operating in the limits of Nalgonda, Mahaboobnagar, Cyberabad, and Rachakonda commissionerates.

Raju and Rajeshwar purchased detonators from Sri Laxmi Narasimha Enterprises for Rs. 3,000 per box and gelatin sticks for Rs. 4,500 per box and sold them to customers for Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 10,000. The market price of detonators is Rs. 1,600 per box while gelatin sticks are priced at Rs. 1,600 per box. This way both the dealers and the accused were making profits.

On 18 March, the special operation team (Bhongiri zone) along with the Bibinagar police nabbed the accused while they were transporting a huge cache of explosives reportedly for blasting rocks at construction sites in Adibatla on the outskirts of Bibinagar. They seized 1,800 electrical detonators, 1,600 gelatin sticks, and two cars from the accused. They were remanded to judicial custody on 19 May.

With a view to preventing them from committing illegal activities and to preserve public order, Mahesh M. Bhagwat, the Rachakonda commissioner of police, invoked the PD Act and detained them on Tuesday.

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