HARIPUR: Haripur police arrested a man and seized 181 detonators and 200 metres wire from his possession on Wednesday. The police intercepted a car (FTF 9400) during route checking at a picket near Jabbar Chowk in Khanpur. Upon search, the police found the detonators and the wire packed in five bags, each weighing 5kg. The accused, identified as Haji Abdul Rasheed, was booked under section 5 of the Explosive Act 1908 and taken into custody. A police official said they have learnt that the accused was supplying the consignment to be used for low-intensity explosions for quarrying purposes in hilly areas. He said that further investigations are underway.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2012.