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Jhabua blast: Magazine owner held for supplying explosives to main accused

The Jhabua police picked up the magazine owner from Badnawar on the charge of supplying explosives to the main accused Kaswa in violation of rules.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: September 16, 2015 1:15 pm

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Amid speculations over detention and disappearance of Rajendra Kaswa, the prime accused in the Petlawad explosion case, the police have arrested magazine owner Dharmendra Rathod.

Kaswa held a shot firer’s certificate and was attached to the magazine owned by Rathod. While Rathod is authorized to stock explosives at his magazine located at Gehandi village, about 12 kms from Petlawad, Kaswa was not.

The Jhabua police picked up Rathod from Badnawar on the charge of supplying explosives to Kaswa in violation of rules.

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Kaswa’s certificate authorized him to only carry out blast operations after sourcing explosives from the magazine owned by Rathod. Rules mandate the magazine owner to keep details of the stock.

It’s yet to be established if the gelatin sticks stored in Kaswa’s fertilizer shop were sourced from Rathod or were procured illegally from elsewhere, the magazine has been sealed.

Meanwhile, the police have reportedly detained Foolchand and Narendra, the elder brothers of Rajendra, and their relatives but are not disclosing the details.

It’s believed that the police detained them in neighbouring Maharashtra. The Kaswas fled Petlawad in four wheelers.

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  1. Sanjeev Singal
    Sep 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm
    All the Govt officials whose negligence resulted in Kasawa's possessing such huge pile of explosives should be the first to be hanged.....
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    1. Sanjeev Singal
      Sep 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm
      By being complicit or by being negligent, Government has an important role in this tragedy.
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      1. Sanjeev Singal
        Sep 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm
        By being complicit or by being negligent, Government has an important role in this tragedy.
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        1. Sanjeev Singal
          Sep 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm
          By being complicit or by being negligent, Government has an important role in this tragedy.
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          1. Prasanakumar Tripathy
            Sep 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm
            The real culprits due to whose negligence the blast took place will never be brought to books.The police SP the DM of the district and other authorities who were supposed to supervise and neglected their duties will never be booked. The so called main accused may also be eliminated lest he spill the beans, to implicate the politicians/ and other officials on his pay role. Anything can happen in MP.
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