Lucknow: In a major security breach in Uttar Pradesh Assembly, an explosive was found by the security personnel with the help of dog squad on July 12 in the premises. 150 grams of white powder, wrapped in small plastic bag, was found in the State Assembly during an ongoing session. Later, it was sent to forensic lab which confirmed the presence of PETN, which is a powerful explosive.
CM Adityanath, while confirming that an explosive, by the name of Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), was indeed found in the Assembly, pressed for more vigilance in Uttar Pradesh, more particularly in the Assembly and rued the absence of a Quick Response Team (QRT) for the state.
“The packet of the explosive was found under the chair of the Opposition’s leader. It was 150 gm of PETN. 500 gm of PETN is enough to blow the whole Assembly off. This shows the severity of the situation. I suggest that everybody present in the Assembly should be investigated by the police and that the NIA should investigate into the matter,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate that the largest Assembly of the country doesn’t have a QRT,” he added.
Adityanath also said that this incident could be in connivance with a terrorist or militant group and that the security of the state and the country is paramount.
Aditynath also urged the officials to not compromise on the security of the state and the nation, more so considering the current situation of the country.