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Police arrests man for explosion in Rajouri last week, no militant link though

M S Nazki

Jammu , Sept 13 (GNS): Police on Sunday claimed to have solved a case of regarding explosion that took place in a locality of Maira Chowkian village of Rajouri in which few vehicles parked in the compound of a house suffered damages.

Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri Chandan Kohli said that in the intervening night of September 5 and 6, an explosion took place in front of the house of Susheel Kumar son of Som Raj and three cars (JK11B-6332, JK11D-1053, JKO2A-1551) and a Scooty (JK11D-2978) suffered damage.

“Soon after the explosion, the forensic team of police visited the spot and all the required samples were collected whereas explosion site was closely examined and a team of police headed by Deputy SP Headquarter Surinder Khadyar and SHO Rajouri Sameer Jillani under the supervision of Liaqat Ali Additional SP Rajouri started investigation and examination of all the evidences collected treating the case as important as it was involving an incident of explosion,” said SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli. He said a case FIR No 460/20 U/Ss 7/27 IPC, 4/5 Explosove Substance Act was registered at police station Rajouri.

He said that during the course of investigation, a few suspects from the area were detained for questioning during which police investigation team zeroed in over one Abdul Khaliq son of Ahmed Din resident of Maira Nagrota who is a plumber by profession and lives in the same locality where explosion took place. “When his house was raided, Police was able to recover some evidences such as Explosive material, detonator, ball bearings etc which was the same as used in the explosion,” he said, adding, “
The person broke down during questioning and disclosed before police that he himself prepared the explosive material and later planted it in the parking area of the house where explosion took place.” said SSP.

He said that some monetary issue and some pending payments as reason of incident. The accused in a fit of anger over this issue planned to carry out the explosion, the officer said.

“We are further investigating the case but there is no militant related involvement in it,” the SSP added. (GNS)

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