ATS takes over investigation of UP Assembly security breach case

ATS takes over investigation of UP Assembly security breach case

Lucknow: Anti-Terrorists Squad (ATS) has started probing the security breach in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on last Wednesday. In the meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police today registered a case in this regard. The FIR was lodged under various sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 121A (conspiring to wage war).
Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anand Kumar, while disclosing of registration of case also explained to mediapersons that for explosion three things -- explosive, detonator and power pack (source of power) -- are needed.
"Here only explosive has been found," he said, adding that 150 grams of PETN was not sufficient to cause any explosion. He said probe is on in the matter and CCTV footage will be studied.
It may be mentioned that the explosive was found by the security personnel in State Assembly on July 12. The quantity of the explosive was 150 grams. The powder was sent for FSL examination, and it was found to be a dangerous plastic explosive PETN (Pentaerythritol tetranitrate). The FSL (Forensic Science Lab) report confirmed that the power was PETN, which is high quality Hexogene and plastic.
Meanwhile briefing the media persons here today, IG (ATS) Aseem Arun said the probe has been taken over by the ATS. He said fool proof security arrangements will be made. To a question as to from whose seat the explosive was found, Arun said, "The seat is identified and if needed we will inquire from the member and those sitting around him. We are getting support from all."

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