The investigation on PETN found in Uttar Pradesh has been initated, news agency report from ANI, the investigation on PETN found in Uttar Pradesh has been initated. Aseem Arun, IG UP ATS, while speaking to ANI, said,”An ATS team checked the spot as well as the surrounding area. CCTV footage will be checked tonight.”. Aseem Arun, IG UP ATS, while speaking to ANI, said,”An ATS team checked the spot as well as the surrounding area. CCTV footage will be checked tonight.”A day after a packet containing explosive material was recovered from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, an FIR was lodged against unknown persons, as per a report from news agency ANI. Aseem Arun, IG UP ATS, while speaking to ANI on Friday said, a detailed investigation of the spot will be conducted. He was quoted as saying, “We’ll scan through CCTV footage. ATS will do a detailed investigation of the spot today.” Commenting on the recovered material, which was later confirmed as Pentaerthritol Tetranitrate (PETN), one of the most dangerous plastic explosive, the officer added, “The fact that PETN was found at the spot hints at possibility of a terrorist activity.”
Reacting to the security lapse in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the investigation should be conducted by the NIA (National Investigation Agency). Adityanath, addressing the house 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.” Citing terrorism conspiracy behind the incident, the minister 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 stated that security of the members cannot be compromised. Notifying the members of the new security arrangements in the Assembly, the speaker said,”“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.”
Taking a dig at the governmnet, opposition leader Sidharth Nath Singh on Thursday while spaeking to ANI said, ““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.”
Weighing around 150 gm, the packet was found under the seat of Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Pandey inside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Following the incident security officials rushed to the Assembly and the recovered packet was then sent to a forensic laboratory for tests. The UP Assembly session began this week in which the Adityanath-led BJP government presented its first budget.