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Uttar Pradesh ATS carries out extensive security check at state assembly; packet with magnesium sulphate seized

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad on Friday conducted an extensive security check-up of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly after a powerful explosive PETN found under the seat of Leader of Opposition (LoP).


By   |  Updated On : July 15, 2017 06:36 PM
UP ATS seizes packet with magnesium sulphate in Assembly (Image: ANI)

UP ATS seizes packet with magnesium sulphate in Assembly (Image: ANI)

New Delhi :  

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad on Friday conducted an extensive security check-up of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly after a powerful explosive PETN found under the seat of Leader of Opposition (LoP).

The UP ATS said that a media report possibly mentioned of a packet with magnesium sulphate which ATS has seized it and it will be sent for test if need be.

“Surveying area according to security plan so that team will be ready for every situation. Tighter the security the better,” said P Chaudhary, SP ATS.

Earlier on Friday, The Inspector General of UP ATS Aseem Arun on Friday said that they will do a detailed investigation into the incident. 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.

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.

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First Published: Saturday, July 15, 2017 03:56 PM
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