The ‘Q’ branch police have arrested four persons in Dharmapuri here on Tuesday for allegedly storing explosives illegally. The sleuths also seized a huge quantity of gelatine sticks and detonators from the four persons.
Acting on a tip-off, a Q branch team conducted a raid on several houses at Mottur village near Palcode in the district. Police seized 150 gelatin sticks and 150 detonators. The arrested were identified as Govindasamy, Mathappan and Senthil for storing the explosives.
Similarly, the Mathikonpalayam police seized fifty detonators from one Murugan and arrested him.
The police have arrested the four persons and further inquiries are on.