Two held for carrying explosives in Kohat
KOHAT: Police arrested two persons and recovered a huge cache of explosives from their car on Indus Highway on Monday. Sources said that the arrested persons possessed a permit, issued by Nowshera district police officer, for transportation of explosives, used in breaking rocks.
However, police said that the 80 kilograms of gunpowder and fertiliser, recovered from the car, could also be converted into bombs. “The explosives may be meant for mining purpose but the accused only possess a permit issued by Nowshera DPO. They also put their own and several other lives in danger by carrying the highly explosive material without taking any safety measure on the busy Indus Highway,” police said.
The arrested persons identified as Imran and Adnan belong to Jatta Ismail Khel area of Karak district.
Police said in a statement that they had prior information about the explosives-laden car, which was stopped at Lachi toll plaza for checking. Upon search explosives were recovered from the vehicle in large quantity, the statement added.
The arrested persons were taken to unspecified place by the investigation department for interrogation. The Lachi police registered a case against the accused for carrying explosives material on a sensitive and busy road without a valid permit.
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