Sixty-three packing containers containing 12,000 gelatin sticks and 4 packing containers with 3,008 detonators had been seized and one individual arrested in Karivali house of Thane district’s Bhiwandi township, police stated on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip off, a staff of Thane police’s Crime Branch Unit I on Monday raided the premises of a company on Chinchoti Road dealing in construction fabrics and enterprise quarry contracts, stated Senior Inspector Krishna Kokni.
“The value of the 12,000 gelatin sticks in 63 boxes and 3,008 detonators in four boxes is Rs 2,42,600. Gurunath Kashinath Mhatre, the owner of the office where the raid was conducted, was arrested under IPC and Explosives Act for possessing these items without any kind of permit,” Kokni knowledgeable.
Bhoiwada police in Bhiwandi is probing the case additional, together with the supply of the gelatin sticks and detonators and the aim for which they had been saved in such large amounts, the legit added.
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