Explosives seized in Bengal’s Siliguri from three Nepalese

Siliguri, Nov 6 (IANS) Three Nepalese citizens were arrested with a huge quantity of explosives in Siliguri in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, the state police said on Sunday.

“As many as 609 gelatin sticks, 200 detonators and 640 metres of codex cables were seized from the trio,” Siliguri Police Commissioner C.S. Lepcha told the media here.

He said Krishna Prasad Adhikari was arrested after a tip-off near Darjeeling More in Pradhannagar police station jurisdiction on Saturday night.

Following his interrogation, Dawa Shering Bhote alias Gurung and his wife Puja Limbu were picked from a house in the neighbourhood.

“It seems they were supposed to deliver the explosives. We are trying to ascertain whether the trio has links with Nepal’s Maoists or insurgents active in India’s north-eastern states,” he said.

“The couple were running a small hotel for a year in Silguri,” a local said.