Weapons and explosives sebt to FSL Chandigarh for examination

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 02, 2014 12:42 IST

The weapons and explosives, which were recovered from a canal near Dehlon on Monday, have been sent to forensic science lab (FSL) Chandigarh for examination.

The police sent the weapons and explosives for examination on Thursday to confirm that how many years ago were they dumped in the canal.

The police had also pressed in divers to continue the operation, but to no avail. No other weapon or explosives have been recovered from the canal after that.

Assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Ludhiana, Gill, Gurpreet Singh Walia, said, “The efforts are on to find more explosives and weapons. The police have been working to find out that from how many years the weapons and explosives were lying in the canal.”

It is pertinent to mention that the police had recovered 10 rockets, a country-made Bomb, an improvised explosive device (IED), an AK-47 rifle, a carbine, six magazines, two sten guns, a couple of empty magazines, a US-made machine gun with drum magazine and a shotgun, from the sack thrown into the water on April 28. Most of the weapons are made in China.

Dehlon police have registered a case under section 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act and sections 3, 4, 5 of the Explosives Act against unidentified accused.

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