Close Call! 150 Grams Of PETN Explosive Found In UP Assembly

The small quantities of this explosive can cause enormous damages. It is so deadly that even 100 grams of PETN is enough to blast a car

The small quantities of this explosive can cause enormous damages. It is so deadly that even 100 grams of PETN is enough to blast a car

Talking to Zee News, Naved Siddiqui said that the explosive was kept under the chair of Leader of Opposition. It was 150 gm of PETN. He later held a Press Conference and raised concerns on the security arrangements of the assembly.

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Terming it as a conspiracy, he said the NIA should probe the matter.

As soon as house assembled for today's business, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed the house that about 100 gram white colour powder was found on Wednesday near Opposition leader's seat in the House.

Meanwhile, security officials, including an anti-explosive team, have also reached the Assembly to investigate.

He appealed to Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit to ensure police verification of the assembly staff because security of over 500 MLAs and MLCs was at stake. There will also be a full body scanner at every gate. "Moreover, a QRT will also be deployed", he said.

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Confirming the Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) explosive found, Adityanath said asserted that a strong security system must be established as the situation could likely be a "terror conspiracy" as well.

PETN has no smell so it is hard to detect the explosive.Even, a metal detector can not sense the explosive.

The security personnel with the help of a dog squad were able to recover the powder before any explosions could take place. Even 100 grams of PETN is sufficient to blast away a vehicle.

In September 2011, PETN was used in the Delhi High Court blast.

PETN is relatively stable and is detonated either by heat or a shockwave.

The security in the state has been beefed up and the CM assured protection to the thousands of pilgrims who consider this to be a holy month and visit several holy sites in the month of Saavan.

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