Police seized 1000 kg of explosive substances were seized from a vehicle in Chitpur area of Kolkata. Such a huge quantity of explosives could have levelled a large area in future.

Police officers were acting on a tip-off. They intercepted police a goods vehicle near Tala bridge on the BT Road in the early hours of Saturday. It contained 27 gunny bags containing about 1,000 kg of potassium nitrate which they seized. Two persons – the driver and his helper have been arrested. Potassium Nitrate is used in making explosives.

“The vehicle was coming from Odisha and was heading towards North 24 Parganas district. We have arrested the driver and the helper of the goods vehicle. We are interrogating the duo and trying to find out more details from them,” police officer said.

Intercepting and seizing such huge amount of explosives is quite significant. This is much like intercepting a plot for future terrorist activity.

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