PETN explosives found in Uttar Pradesh Assembly, CM Yogi Adityanath wants NIA probe

Weighing around 150 gm, the packet containing explosives was found under the seat of Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Pandey. The contents of the packet were sent to a forensic laboratory where it was identified as PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2017 1:00 pm
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A day after a packet containing white powder, later identified as explosives, was found inside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly during the ongoing budget session, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the NIA (National Investigation Agency) should be given charge of leading the investigation into the major security lapse.

Adityanath said this in his address during the session following a high-level meeting he had called in the morning to review the security situation in the Assembly.

Weighing around 150 gm, the packet was found under the seat of Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Pandey. Security officials reached the Assembly soon after and recovered the packet whose contents were then sent to a forensic laboratory for tests.

The forensic laboratory has found the powder to be a plastic explosive, PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate).

Adityanath, in his address during the session, said: “Can we allow anyone to compromise the security of 403 MLAs?  This is PETN, this is a dangerous substance. It will be revealed who is behind this. Police verification should be conducted of every security personnel.”

The CM also saw a terror conspiracy and regretted the absence of a Quick Response Team (QRT) for the state. “It’s unfortunate that the largest Assembly of the country doesn’t have a QRT,” he said.

Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey said security cannot be compromised and apprised the members of the new security arrangements in the Assembly. “There will be a Pradeshik Armed Constabulary (PAC) team at every gate of the Assembly. There will also be a full body scanner at every gate. Moreover, a QRT will also be deployed,” he said.

The incident gave the opposition parties an opportunity to criticise the state government. “Security is a serious issue. Yesterday, even the Speaker expressed concern over the same. Whatever is to be done, will be done. Terrorists want to spread their nexus all across the nation, but they won’t get the access to Uttar Pradesh or its Assembly,” UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh told ANI.

Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary, too, told ANI: “Every day, some or the other crime takes place. The women in the state are not safe. The law and order situation lacks order.”

The UP Assembly session began this week in which the Adityanath-led BJP government presented its first budget.

 

 

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    yash sehgal
    Jul 14, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    This explosive is only available with army. So, this is expected ISI could hv its hand through any mussie...
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      Vnk
      Jul 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm
      This looks to be the work of one of the Muslim MLA of SP, who might be an ISS agent.
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        Jai hind
        Jul 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm
        Yeah with 150 g explosive he had the plan to blow Wh ole assembly of Up .. 😂😂😂 kaha se ate ho ..U half baked brain carrying h sNghi
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          Vnk
          Jul 14, 2017 at 8:14 pm
          U lalua, don't have manners to speak. MLA might be on payroll of ISIS or ISI. Or any other terrorists organization. These terror outfit recruit only Muslims. Explosive, what do you know about it, I don't know how much u will understand. Whether you have ever seen any detonator?
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        ChaptaPaki
        Jul 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm
        CHINA NEVER WAS ONE COUNTRY AT ALL IN HISTORY. THEY WERE SEVEN DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE COUNTRIES/KINGDOMS ACTUALLY. THEY WOULD WORK AND WAGE WAR AMONG THEIR SEVEN GROUPS. IT KEPT THE POPULATION STABLE, FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS IT WAS SUSTAINABLE BY THE LAND RESOURCES. TODAY HAN CHINESE ARE MULTIPLYING LIKE ANYTHING, SO THEIR COMMUNIST PARTY ALWAYS WANT WAR WITH NEIGHBOURS , FEW THOUSAND CHINESE DIE, NO BIG DEAL, THEN TAKE THEIR HUGE LANDS, AND SHIFT OUT MASSIVE MILLIONS OF HAN CHINESE TO NEWLY CAPTURED LANDS OF NEIGHBOURS. TIBET ALREADY IS OVERFLOWING WITH MILLIONS OF HAN CHINESE FROM CHINA. XINJIANG HAS MILLIONS OF CHINESE FROM CHINA. NEXT UP IS PAKKISTAN.
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          tarunmishra
          Jul 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm
          up vidhansabha speaker is hridaynarayan dixit not mata prasad pandey.
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            tarunmishra
            Jul 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm
            up vidhansabha speaker is hridaynarayan dixit not mata prasad pandey.
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              Birendra
              Jul 14, 2017 at 3:12 pm
              yogi ji this white powder is actually a dry powered cow milk send to you with love from your gauraksahks gangs so do not be scared just eat it and give it all MLA MP and MLC and it will just blow you up so just go and eat it it is good for all of you
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                Birendra
                Jul 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm
                good blow this hopeless and corroupt state from the world map rapist murderers,extornist abductors and dirty politicins is the only support this state has given to this country
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                  Akram Quadri Quadri
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm
                  Cheap Tactics of BJP as always putting people on fare of Terrorist to improve Vote Bank
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