UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has called an emergency meeting after an explosive device was found inside the state assembly. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The dog squad found about 60 grams of the compound near the Leader of the Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary's seat during a security sweep Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has called an emergency meeting after police found plastic explosive powder inside the state assembly two days ago.
The powder has been identified as an explosive organic compound called Pentaerythritol tetranitrate(PETN).
As soon as the House met, the chief minister informed that a white powder was found wrapped in a paper close to the seat of the Leader of the Opposition Ram Govind Choudhry. The explosive was found by the cleaning staff.
After the powder was sent for FSL examination, it was found to be a dangerous plastic explosive PETN (Pentaerythritol tetranitrate), he said. The dog had squad failed to detect the explosive.
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The chief minister said the National Investigation Agency(NIA) should probe the matter.
It is a "dangerous tendency that the security of the assembly has been breached when the House is in session," he said. "So far the government was worried about security outside the assembly now this has become a more serious matter," he said.