Dhenkanal, Apr 25: Launching a crackdown on illegal arms dealer, police seized at least 1,000 pieces of electrical detonators from a car in Balaramprasad area here on Saturday night and arrested the driver.
The held accused has been identified as a native of the same locality.
Acting upon a tip-off on the transportation of detonators in a car clandestinely, Balaramprasad Police chased and intercepted the same last night. During the search at least 40 bundles of detonators were found to be seized.
The police team also seized the car, cash worth Rs 27,000 and the mobile phone of the accused after taking him into custody.
The accused has been charged under Sections Sections 177/183/184/196 of M.V. Act, Section 5 & 6 Explosive substance Act and Section 9(B) of Indian Explosive Act.
Police are interrogating the held driver to find out whether is linked to a bigger racket or not.