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Explosive found in UP Assembly: CM Adityanath seeks NIA probe

Prime News, National, Lucknow, July 14:- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognisance into the issue of a packet of suspicious white powder found in the State Assembly and has sought for a National Investigative Agency (NIA) probe into it.

Adityanath, while confirming that an explosive, by the name of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), was indeed found in the Assembly, pressed for more vigilance in Uttar Pradesh, more particularly in the Assembly and rued the absence of a Quick Response Team (QRT) for the state.

“The packet of the explosive was found under the chair of the Opposition’s leader. It was 150 gm of PETN. 500 gm of PETN is enough to blow the whole Assembly off. This shows the severity of the situation. I suggest that everybody present in the Assembly should be investigated by the police and that the NIA should investigate into the matter,” he said.

“It’s unfortunate that the largest Assembly of the country doesn’t have a QRT,” he added.

Adityanath also said that this incident could be in connivance with a terrorist or militant group and that the security of the state and the country is paramount.

Aditynath also urged the officials to not compromise on the security of the state and the nation, more so considering the current situation of the country.

–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

 

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