PETN explosive in UP Assembly: Will scan through CCTV footage, do detailed investigation into spot, says IG UP ATS

14 July 2017, 11:33 PM
PETN explosive in UP Assembly: Will scan CCTV footage: IG UP ATS (Image: ANI)
PETN explosive in UP Assembly: Will scan CCTV footage: IG UP ATS (Image: ANI)

The Inspector General of UP ATS Aseem Arun on Friday said that they will do a detailed investigation into the incident where a powerful explosive PETN found under the seat of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Arun said that they will scan through CCTV footage to reach conclusion in case. He said that the fact that PETN was found at the spot hints at possibility of a terrorist activity.

As per reports, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also visited the spot to carry out investigation.

Earlier in the day, while addressing the members, the chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed that the government will expose those who have conspired this terror threat. He said it posed a life threat to all public representatives, staffers and 22 crore people of the state.

Adityanath informed that 150 gram PETN was found in assembly.  He said the nature of the explosive was so powerful that 500 gram of PETN can blow the state assembly.

The chief minister said a Quick Response Team will be deployed to counter any such threat in future. He said security guidelines must be issued and everyone must follow them. He added that there will be an arrangement to keep mobile and phones outside the House.  

First Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 08:35 PM
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