Case of explosives in UP Assembly to NIA

Uttar Pradesh Assembly has unanimously decided to handover investigation of recovery of explosives in the house, to National Investigation Agency NIA. As soon as house assembled for today’s business, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed the house that about 100 gram white colour powder was found on Wednesday near Opposition leader’s seat in the House.

The material has been examined by forensic laboratory and identified as highly explosive PETN. Expressing his concern over lapse on Security, Mr. Yogi urged the Speaker Hridaynarayan Dixit to take steps to tighten the security of the legislature premises and handover the probe of the incident to the NIA.

He termed the incident a terrorist act and said that some are conspiring against the State and the country.

Responding to the Chief Minister’s request, the speaker announced various security measures and urged all members to cooperate with security personnel. He also requested the members not to bring their mobile phones inside the house.

Leader of the opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary also supported the measures announced by the speaker and said nobody should be allowed to play with the security of the house and its members.

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