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One more held for seizure of explosives in Nasik

Mohammed Khatib was arrested in connection with seizure of gelatine sticks and detonators.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2006 22:22 IST

One more man was detained in connection with the seizure of explosives in Nasik, taking the total number of arrests to five, as a local court on Thursday remanded four of the accused to police custody till September 22.

Mohammed Khatib was arrested on Wednesday night in connection with seizure of gelatine sticks and detonators from a flat in Indira Nagar area, police said.

Wasim Jabbar Ali Sayyad (23), Joheb Gulam Sarvarkhan (22) and Sameer Khan, who were arrested earlier, and Khatib were remanded to police custody till September 22 by judge Chitra Hankare.

Phirojkhan Hussainkhan Pathan alias Munnakhan, (24), who was arrested on Tuesday, has been remanded to police custody till September 19, officials said.

Police had seized 18 detonators, five gelatin sticks, a revolver and two cartridges from the flat. Two Crime Branch teams have been sent outside the district to nab other culprits who are absconding, police said.

According to police, more arrests are likely. Police suspect the seizure was linked to the August 31 kidnapping of Juber Harun Rangrej, a resident of Nasik, who was abducted by four persons and was dumped near Trimbakeshwar after being shot.

On September 11, police had found 21 detonators and a switch circuit wrapped in a plastic bag near Juber's Devang-Sankul residence in Vadala Road locality.

Police have claimed the two seizures were not linked to the bomb blasts in Malegaon or to terrorist attacks.