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Two detained in Nashik blast case

State home minister RR Patil on Thursday said that no terror link has been established in the case of the Nashik blast that took place in a residential building on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2011 01:25 IST
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State home minister RR Patil on Thursday said that no terror link has been established in the case of the Nashik blast that took place in a residential building on Wednesday.

However, police have detained two men in connection to the case, with respect to a firecracker manufacturing shop that was in the building, he said.

“The police arrested Shakti Gavai, the person who leased the house, and Amit Gurunani, the son of the firecrackers manufacturer. The manufacturer Manohar, who died in the incident, was storing explosive material needed to prepare firecrackers in the building. But he told Gavai that he had stored coloured sand (Rangoli),” Patil said. Gurunani’s workshop at Dindori has also been sealed.

An FIR was registered against five persons under various IPC sections and relevant sections of the Explosive Substance Act. The police will crack down on all those who stock fire crackers, police commissioner Vinod Lokhande said.

First Published: Jun 10, 2011 01:24 IST

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