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Man arrested with explosives

Hours before visit of US President Barack Obama, the Ghaziabad police have arrested a person carrying explosives at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Sunday. Police said that a huge quantity of explosives were recovered from his car.

The explosives were illegal and he was trying to escape with them before he was apprehended.
The police, however, have claimed to investigate the matter but have denied any link with the US President’s visit.

The police were informed about the presence of few suspected elements along the border region. Suspecting foul-play ahead of the high-profile visit, security along border areas had been enhanced.
At around 11:30 pm at Sangam Vihar under the jurisdiction of Loni police station, a Maruti 800 car was spotted in the area.

When the police intercepted the vehicle, Jahiruddin, the occupant of the car, attempted to escape but was forced to stop. During the search of the vehicle, as many as 78 packets of explosives were found following which arrests were made.

The police claimed that during the interrogation, Jahiruddin said that he was transporting the explosives to Farrukh Nagar, an area known for factories of local crackers.

The cops, however, failed to explain why such a large quantity of explosives were being carried to the border area ahead of the US President’s visit.

“We have arrested the suspected person and are investigating the matter. Although there is no connection with the visit of the US President, we are investigating the matter with utmost urgency,” said an official investigating the matter.
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