Powerful explosive found in UP Assembly, House recommends NIA

Yolanda Curtis
July 14, 2017

A probe has been launched into the matter to check how such major explosives went unnoticed from the security scanner and reached the assembly.

The Chief Minister also said that security guidelines must be issued and everyone must follow them.

The same explosive was also found in two cargo planes from Yemen to the U.S. in October 2010.

Rajendra Chaudhary of the Samajwadi Party said: "If this is the state of affairs that inside the assembly something life this is found, then you can understand the situation of law and order in UP".

Intelligence Bureau submits a report on explosives found in Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Security agencies and the state's Anti-Terrorist Squad have started a probe into the episode.

It is a "dangerous tendency that the security of the assembly has been breached when the House is in session", he said.

"So far the government was anxious about security outside the assembly, now this has become a more serious matter", he added.

UP Assembly speaker Hridaya Narain Dixit has said provincial armed constabulary and Quick Response Teams will be deployed at Assembly premises.

According to the Deccan Chronicle, CM Adityanath said at a high-level meeting on Friday, "Strong security system must be established as this could be a terror conspiracy". The state government has also beefed up security measures across the state, especially the areas close to where the Kanwar Yatra is in progress.

PETN, is a major ingredient of Semtex and belongs to the same chemical family as nitroglycerin.

Very hard-to-detect plastic-based explosive PETN was used in September 2011 Delhi High Court blast.

Significantly, the Deoria Police on Thursday had arrested a student, identified as Farhan Ahmed, who had threatened to blow up the UP Assembly building on August 15, 2017.

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