3 held while illegally transporting gelatin sticks, detonators

The Special Operation Team of Rachakonda on Thursday arrested three persons and seized a huge haul of explosive material from them. The material included 1,800 detonators and 1,600 gelatin sticks.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 March 2021 2:47 PM GMT
3 held while illegally transporting gelatin sticks, detonators

Hyderabad: The Special Operation Team of Rachakonda on Thursday arrested three persons and seized a huge haul of explosive material from them. The material included 1,800 detonators and 1,600 gelatin sticks. Two four-wheelers and three mobile phones were also seized from the accused.

On receiving credible information, the sleuths of SOT Bhongir zone of Rachakonda Commissionerate caught Putta Raju (47), Kotagiri Rajeshwar (33), and Varikoppula Jagan (40) near a toll plaza under the limits of Bibinagar PS while they were transporting the contraband in two vehicles without any authorized permission. Two others, Lalya Naik and the owner of Sri Lakshmi Enterprises in Kesepuram village, connected with the incident, are absconding.

According to the police, Putta Raju was in the habit of transporting and supplying illegal explosive material for illegal blasting operations in different areas. He was wanted by the police for many previous cases and was arrested too. He had made a deal with the owner of Sri Lakshmi Enterprises to buy explosive material from the latter through Lalya Naik. Raju would buy a box of gelatin sticks containing 180 pieces for Rs 1,600 and sell them for Rs 10,000.

Raju became acquainted with Jagan when the latter needed to buy explosives for some blasting operations. But before the transaction could be completed both were caught by the police on Thursday while transporting the illegal explosive material.


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