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RDX seized from car at Ambala Cantonment railway station

Haryana Police bomb squad inspecting a car on October 13, 2011 from which  about five kg RDX was recovered the previous night. The Indica car had a fake license plate number  HR 03 0054 and was at a  parking lot at the Ambala Cantonment railway station. UNI PHOTO
Haryana Police bomb squad inspecting a car on October 13, 2011 from which about five kg RDX was recovered the previous night. The Indica car had a fake license plate number HR 03 0054 and was at a parking lot at the Ambala Cantonment railway station. UNI PHOTO

Police in Haryana have recovered five kg of RDX, five detonators and two timer devices from a car parked at the Ambala Cantonment railway station in the state late last night.

Haryana Director General of Police said the police had acted on a tip-off. The explosive was kept in the rear portion of the car.

A team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the recent blast outside the Delhi High Court, has reached the scene to examine the seized explosives.

According to sources, the explosives were sent by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) from Jammu and Kashmir and were meant to be handed over to Babbar Khalsa operatives. They were allegedly sent to be used for a terrorist attack in Delhi, they said.

The blue Indica car, bearing number plate HR 03R-0054, was parked at the railway station and it created suspicion when no one came to take possession of the vehicle.

The Haryana police also received a message from the Delhi Police aboutthe presence of a car loaded with explosives in the area.

On receipt of information, Deputy Commissioner S P Srow and DCP Sashank Anand reached the station with forces. A search was conducted in which a sweet box and some documents with Jammu address were recovered from the car.

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On intensive search of the car, the police recovered two packets containing RDX from inside the vehicle. Military jawans were called to coordinate with the police. The car was cordoned off and sand bags were placed around the car parking lot.

At about midnight, forensic teams were called from Madhuvan, Karnal, Hisar and Ludhiana. A bomb disposal squad reached from Madhuvan, which during a further search found two timers and five detonators.

Sources said the Delhi police was in search of the suspected car for some time after they had received information that members of terrorist outfits had left Jammu and Kashmir with explosives to be used in Delhi during the Diwali festival period.

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