Three held with country-made bombs in Puducherry

The police team was patrolling late last night in the wake of the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition day today when they detected the youths and chased them before they were arrested.

Published: 06th December 2017 09:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 09:35 PM   |  A+A-

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PUDUCHERRY: Three youths along with two country-made bombs were arrested by the police and the bombs seized from their possession and diffused, during combing operations that were launched by Superintendent of Police (North) Rachna Singh, following the incident of bomb hurling in the house of a government employee at Mettupalayam a week back.

 According to Senior Superintendent of Police (law and Order),  Rajiv Ranjan, a police team was on a night patrolling late last night in the wake of the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition day today, detected the youths. When the patrol team reached  Truck terminal at Mettupalayam, they found three youths wandering there. When police approached them, they tried to escape. Police chased and caught them. On checking, police found country-made bombs in their bag.

The three were taken to the police station and interrogated  when the  three were identified as  Arun alias Kutty (20), Bhaskar(31) and Soorya (20). The trio were physically searched and two country made bombs, wrapped in a cotton bag were found in their possession . Interrogation revealed that Arun got two bombs from Bass alias Baskaran through Suriya alias Suriyaprashanth in order to settle scores  with those accused in the bomb hurling incident and also to establish his supremacy in the area. Police said that already  Baskaran is an accused in an "attempt to murder" case under Villianur police station.

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