A large quantity of detonators and explosives were seized from Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Monday. According to a tweet by ANI, the explosives were found in a house in Palghar when police was conducting a search in the area after a tip-off. ASP Palghar BT Dhandat was quoted saying that during the search in the house in Palghar, they recovered 183 gelatin sticks, 103 electronic detonators, 345 non-electronic detonators and 21 safety fuse.
According to reports, the couple of the house, where the explosives were found, have been identified as Tukaram and Bhima Hadan. On interrogation, they told the Police that they had bought the detonators for fishing and mining purposes.
According to reports, the Palghar police conducted a raid on the banks of Vaitarna river in Chandip village of the district’s Vasai taluka on Sunday and seized the explosives kept in a denim bag.