Over 2 tons of sulphuric and nitric acid seized, 1 held

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Over 2 tons of sulphuric and nitric acid seized, 1 held

Burdwan(WB), Apr 10 (PTI) Over two tons of illegal sulphuric and nitric acid were seized by the CID sleuths from Nawabpur area of the district.

Senior police officers said a team of CID sleuths were investigating illegal trade of sulphuric and nitric acid in the district for some time and acting on a tip off, contacted one Biswajit Dutta posing as customers.

“According to an arrangement, Dutta today came with 20 drums of both sulphuric and nitric acid near Nawabpur in a minivan. Our team had laid a trap and we nabbed him,” said CID DSP Debojyoti Bhowmick.

The officer said soon after a ton of the deadly acid was seized, the sleuths starting grilling Dutta. Senior CID officers from the force’s Kolkata headquarters also rushed to Burdwan and on Dutta’s information, a raid was conducted at a house in the Panuhati area of Katwa.

“Over one ton of both sulphuric and nitric acid were seized from the house, which belongs to a relative of Dutta.

The man, however, managed to flee the spot before our team reached,” Bhowmick said adding, Dutta will be produced before a district court tomorrow.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.