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4,800 kg ammonium nitrate recovered in Bihar

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Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) Police recovered 4,800 kg ammonium nitrate meant for use in illegal mining and arrested a man in this connection early Thursday in Bihar.

Acting on a tip-off, police conducted sarches in a village in Bihar’s Rohtas district and recovered 3,000 detonators and 4,800 kg of ammonium nitrate.

Rohtas Superintendent of Police Vikas Berman said the huge quantity of ammonium nitrate was seized from Gopi Bigha village.

Police have arrested a tractor driver and interrogated him over the explosives, usually used in illegal mining in the district, Berman said.

“We have started an investigation into it to arrest more people,” he added.

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