7,000 kg ammonium nitrate seized in Rajasthan

Jaipur, March 15: About 7,000 kg of explosive ammonium nitrate that was to be used for blasting in in illegal mining in Rajasthan’s Alwar was seized Friday, police said.

Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar said that the seizure was made from Chopanaki area in Alwar district, some 150 km from Jaipur.

“Illegal mining is a major issue in some parts of the district and police have launched a campaign against it. On a tip-off, we raided an abandoned makeshift house from where we recovered 140 bags of ammonium nitrate weighing around 7,000 kg. It is a major haul of explosives,” he said.

He added that no one could be arrested from the spot, but police are trying to identify those involved manufacturing and supplying these explosives.

“We have come to know that these explosives were to be used in illegal mining on Aravali Hills. Further investigation is on,” said the officer.

IANS