Explosives recovered from tribal farmer's house in Jharkhand

A huge cache of explosives has been recovered from the house of a tribal farmer in East Singhbhum district's Digdih village, about 30 km from here, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the house of local resident Pawan Soren in Digdih village, close to the uranium township of Jadugora, and recovered 430 pieces of gelatin sticks and 500 pieces of detonators, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Musaboni, Ajit Kumar Vimal.

Soren, however, was not home yesterday when the team reached his house, Vimal said.

"He is away, attending a wedding ceremony. We would arrest Soren as soon as he returns," the officer said

Asked whether the recovery had anything to do with rebel groups, Vimal said, "Soren has no links with any outlawed outfits. The explosives, illegally stored in the house, were meant for sale. The detonators and gelatin sticks are used by villagers for breaking small rocks and fishing.


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