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By A Newsman

Bolpur, 13 June: POLICE have confiscated as many as 3,000 gelatin sticks while they were being smuggled in a car in Birbhum district.

The seizure was made late yesterday night on National Highway 60 at Margram under Rampurhat sub-division.

Acting on a tipoff, a team from Margram police station stopped a Mahindra SUV (WB-37C-6743) that was heading towards Rampurhat town and found 13 papers cartons in it. On opening the cartons, policemen were taken aback in finding gelatin sticks in them.

Subsequently, police confiscated the gelatin sticks weighing 325 kgs and the SUV car, and arrested the driver. Police are interrogating the driver to find out where from he procured the explosives and where was he heading to deliver the consignment.