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Lanka-bound explosives seized in Rameswaram Seven suspects arrested
Published Date: 04/08/2018 (Saturday)

In a mid-night operation, the Rameswaram Town Police have arrested seven suspects and seized 5,000 explosive-filled detonators, procured and hidden in the backyard of a house in Rameswaram, to be smuggled to Sri Lanka via the sea route.

Acting on specific information, a special team, under the directions of Superintendent of Police Omprakash Meena, seized 50 boxes, each consisting of 100 detonators, in the early hours of 1 August after arresting R. Pachammal alias Nagesh, 37, of Nethaji Nagar, the main accused in the case.

After arresting Pachammal and a couple of his colleagues from their houses, the team recovered the detonators packed in boxes and hidden in a bushy area, behind the house of an accused in the Ramakrishna Nagar colony in the island.

The SP said that the accused had procured the detonators for Indian Rs 1.10 lakh through a person from Devipattinam at the behest of one Vasanth in Sri Lanka. They had planned to smuggle the detonators to Sri Lanka on 1 August night, which was when the Police foiled the attempt, he said.

The accused wanted to transport the detonators in a country boat up to the designated point in the high seas and then hand them over to Vasanth or agents deputed by him, he said.

The label on the boxes indicated that the ‘Made in India’ ‘Aluminium super plain detonators’ (number eight strength) were made by a private firm in Narkelpally in the Nalgonda District, in Telangana. None of the accused had licences to purchase the detonators, the SP said.

The detonators were to be used for blasting rocks and misused by fishermen for dynamite fishing, he said.

After the Police arrested Pachammal and his accomplice S. Subbarai alias Subramani, 45, another accused removed the detonators from the house of Pachammal and hid them in a bushy area to hoodwink the Police. The Police also arrested N. Meeran Gani, 48, of Devipattinam, who procured the detonators for the accused. The accused were arrested under Section 5 of Explosives and Substances Act. They were produced before a Magistrate’s Court on 1 August and remanded in judicial custody, the Police said.

Source: Ceylon Today

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