A Maruti car with more than 140 kg of suspected ammonium nitrate was Saturday seized by the police on the national highway in Varanasi.
According to the police, the abandoned Maruti 800 car, having a Varanasi registration number, was spotted near the toll plaza on the national highway from Allahabad to Varanasi in the afternoon. They said some people had informed them after it they noticed nobody was inside the car. “On searching the car, we recovered three gunny bags in which some chemicals were kept. Prima facie, it appeared to be ammonium nitrate. An analysis would establish the exact nature of the chemicals,” said Circle Officer (Bhelupur), Shalini.
A case under various sections of the Explosive Substances Act against unidentified persons has been registered.