Powerful explosive found in UP Assembly, CM Yogi orders NIA probe

  • Powerful explosive found in UP Assembly, CM Yogi orders NIA probe

Powerful explosive found in UP Assembly, CM Yogi orders NIA probe

Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath called a high-level meet and said that the NIA (National Investigation Agency) should be given the charge to investigate the matter.

Speaking in the Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called for an NIA investigation. The located powder has been sent for examination for the FSL department and it has been found as PETN (Pentaerythritol tetranitrate) which is a unsafe plastic explosive. "Apart from this, security audit of the entire Assembly complex is being done", Kumar said.

The NIA and ATS teams investigating the recovery of explosive material PETN in the state Assembly are now preparing to question seven legislators whose seats are round the seat where the explosive was found. "The State Government wants to get an NIA probe done in the matter and police verification of employees and officials working in Vidhan Bhawan", he said in a suo moto statement. It's unfortunate that the largest Assembly of the country doesn't have a QRT.

"The packet of explosives was found under the chair of the Opposition leader". The explosive used in the packet is one of the most powerful explosives and is very hard to detect. However, full body scanners can be useful.

"Here only an explosive has been found", he said, adding that 150 grams of PETN was not sufficient to cause any explosion. "It is not shameful to undergo the security check while entering the house", he maintained and requested that the members of the Assembly desist from bringing mobile phones inside. We take a look at the deadly plastic explosive which has been used in a number of terrorist plots in the past.

"Security is a serious issue". The squad found a blue carry bag under the seat cushion at the right end of the third row. Due to its plastic structure, this white powder can pass metal detectors and security checks. "The law and order situation lacks order", Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary told ANI.

The chemical was also found to be used in the explosives used in the Delhi High Court bombings in 2011 which killed 17 people.