Guwahati: Four men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a dozen crude bombs near a railway track including two of the Assam residents at Station Kadavu in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram
On Wednesday, railway officials found as many as 12 country-made explosives while searching a group of five individuals hiding in the bushes along the railway line.
Despite the fact that the men fled when they saw the cops, but seized the bombs hidden in the bushes.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Thumba police team apprehended Santosh (45) and Sulfi (43) of Station Kadavu, as well as Rahman (30) and Shajahan (18) of Assam.
The accused were charged under the Explosives Act and sent to judicial custody, with the barring of the first-accused (name withheld), who was still on the run.
According to sources, the first-accused plotted with the rest of the gang to target a rival gang that had recently assaulted him.
Santosh and the first-accused are facing criminal charges. The specific participation of the Assam residents in the case has yet to be determined, sources added.
Following the seizure of explosives, the police had conducted a search operation near the railway tracks and surroundings, but no bombs were recovered.