Jammu: A man was arrested after 560 gelatin sticks weighing around 70 kilograms were found in his car in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, a senior police officer said on Monday.
The explosive substance used in the road construction work was being transported illegally by the man and an FIR was registered against him, Kishtwar Senior Superintendent of Police Khalil Poswal said.
He said a joint control group comprising police and security forces intercepted the car following specific entries in Zelna village on Sunday and seized the gelatin sticks.
A preliminary investigation suggested that the materials were being transported by a contractor involved in the construction of a road from Gadigarh to Paddar, the official said.
“There is a laid down procedure for transportation of these materials to prevent their theft. We have taken serious note of the illegal transportation of gelatin sticks and have registered an FIR for further investigation,” the SSP said.
He said appropriate action would be taken against the contractor.
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