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8,900 kg of explosives seized in Hyderabad; 2 held

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8,900 kg of explosives seized in Hyderabad; 2 held

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : A total of8,900 kg of explosive material meant for stone-crushing industries was allegedly unloaded illegally at astone-crushing unitand dumped negligently here, in violation of the Explosives Act, police said.

Two persons have been arrested in this connection, they said

Based on specific information, a raid was conducted on the unit on October 12 and two vehicles containing the explosive materials(376 boosters) and 165 non-electric detonatorswere seized, a police press release said.

The explosives were to be supplied to Siddipet district in Telangana and Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, but was unloaded illegally and dumped negligently at a unit in the city itself, the release said.