Major security breach in UP, explosive found in assembly

  • Major security breach in UP, explosive found in assembly

Major security breach in UP, explosive found in assembly

Taking a jibe a Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for slashing the budgetary allocation for education, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the CM can save monmey by closing all the hospitals.

Almost 150 gm of a powerful explosive, Pentaerythritol Trinitrate, popularly known as PENT, was found under the seat of Uttar Pradesh's leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary inside the Assembly House. "Apart from this, security audit of the entire Assembly complex is being done", Kumar said.

The assembly has unanimously recommended a probe by the National Investigation Team (NIA) into the incident.

60 grams of suspicious white powder was found in the assembly during ongoing session yesterday, which was later sent to forensic lab for testing. "PETN explosives were found, action must be taken against those involved". The officer has, however, ensured that they will scan through the CCTV footage of the House and will do a detailed investigation of the spot. It is one of the most powerful explosives known.

On all the gates QRT of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) will be deployed and whole body scanners will be installed. The matter was serious and the security of the House should be taken care of, he added.

In addition, it is also being said that the export of explosive like PETN in the house was carried out as a trial run of a major attack. The explosive was found by the cleaning staff. Besides, the security protocol of the assembly was changed, introducing several curbs.Initial probe led Central intelligence sleuths to investigate if a sl. When mixed with a plasticizer, it becomes a plastic explosive.

# History - PETN was first prepared and patented in 1894 by the explosives manufacturer Rheinisch-Westfalische Sprengstoff in Germany. "It is the responsibility of the government to look after the security of the assembly", Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav told media here. Meanwhile, the entry has been prohibited to those who do not have the Assembly pass, while each and every person entering the secretariat is being thoroughly checked.

The chemical was also found to be used in the explosives used in the Delhi High Court bombings in 2011 which killed 17 people.