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Jowai, Dec 4: East Jaintia Hills police seized a vehicle on Wednesday at around 7 pm loaded with explosives and was moving somewhere from 4Kilo area enroute towards Kongong leading to the arrest of 6 persons.

In a statement issued here, the police mentioned that one white bolero was moving around the said area bearing Assam Registration Number.

An alert was immediately sounded regarding the same and the said vehicle was intercepted at Kongong EJHs under Lad Rymbai OP.

On searching the vehicle, it was found to be loaded with 10 Cartons filled with 250KGs of Explosives (2000 Gelatin Sticks), 1000 live Detonators.

In this regard, a team consisting of DSP (HQ), DSP (crime) and other officers arrested two persons occupying the said vehicle and on their leading 4 more persons were arrested from Umpleng, Mokympad and 5 Kilo who are suspected to be involved in supplying the explosives to the two persons.

The arrested persons then led the police team to a concealed place at 5Kilo under Khliehriat PS EJHs from where the explosives were suspected to have been loaded to the noted Bolero.

A search of the said place was conducted in the presence of independent witnesses and from where 51 cartons loaded with approximately 1275Kgs of Explosive (10200 Gelatine Sticks), 5000 Live Denators and 8 Rools of Cordtex (Fuse) suspected to be of the same kind used in the recent 4Kilo blast were Seized.

In this regard a case under Explosives Act and other relevant sections of law has been registered, and a probe on the same is on.

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