Explosive recovered from UP Assembly, Yogi Adityanath claims 'terror conspiracy'

60 grams of suspicious white powder was found in Uttar Pradesh assembly

60 grams of suspicious white powder was found in Uttar Pradesh assembly

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath called for a federal investigation on Friday into explosives found inside the state assembly two days ago and ordered tightening of security arrangements.

An emergency meeting was called to discuss the recovery of the explosive on July 12. "If you can lay your hands on a reliable source, it would be the explosive of choice", Hans Michels said.

"PETN explosive was found, action must be taken against those involved". 150 grams of white powder, wrapped in small plastic bag, was found in the State Assembly during an ongoing session.

The dog squad failed to detect the explosive.

Demanding a probe into the startling incident opposition parties have alleged gross security lapse in the legislature.

State cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh said no need to worry about the matter.

Yesterday, in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly he said: "Everyone needs to be cautious related to security matters". However, the incident has raised many questions on the security of the state assembly. UP Assembly Speaker, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Home ) and senior officials of the police department will attend the meeting.

Additional security forces have been deployed on the Assembly premises.

BSP member Uma Shankar Singh said it was a matter of concern that despite having jammers, mobile phones used to ring inside the House.

He assured that all the extra security guidelines will be issues to prevent any major threat and asked everyone to follow them. "Strong security system must be established as this could be a terror conspiracy", said Adityanath. This powerful explosive can pass through metal detectors and security check point.

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