Four convicted in missing explosives case

An alert had been sounded when it was noticed that more than 160 consignments of explosives that left from RECL never reached the magazines.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published:October 16, 2014 2:31 am

Four years after a case of missing explosives hit headlines amid worries that they could have reached anti-national elements, a court in Sagar district on Wednesday convicted four persons who had illegally purchased the explosives from Dholpur-based Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Company (RECL).

An alert had been sounded when it was noticed that more than 160 consignments of explosives that left from RECL never reached the magazines — places where explosives are stored — in Sagar and Ashoknagar districts of Madhya Pradesh between April and June 2010.

A chargesheet running into thousands of pages had been filed in November 2010 in a court in Sagar against 11 accused, including the owners of the magazines and four officials of the Rajasthan-based company. The accused had been booked under various sections of the IPC and the Explosive Substances Act.

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