Odisha: Huge Cache Of Explosives Seized In Koraput

**Koraput:** Pottangi police have intercepted two explosives-laden vehicles and arrested five persons during a raid here on Friday night.

The persons arrested have been identified as K Rama Krushna (driver), Upendra Naidu, J Laxmi Narayan, S Bunty Mala and Narasingha Rao. Three among them are from Semiliguda area while the other two are from Punduru of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

“During the patrol on NH 26 we caught the explosives-laden truck which was transporting explosives from Chilikapalam in Andhra Pradesh to Similiguda,” a senior police official said.

The vehicle was intercepted near Hanuman Mandir chowk. The truck was escorted by a pilot car. “They could not produce license and we got to know that they would have used the material for illegal stone quarrying,” he added.

During search, the raid team recovered huge cache of explosives materials including 25,000 gelatin stick, 38 bands of the codex and around 10,000 detonators.