BAIHATA CHARIALI, May 16 - Rani area of Kamrup district has become a den for trade of illegal stone mining explosives.
Acting on a tip-off, on May 12, Boko police detained one Osman Gani from Jor-Simalu of Chaygaon and recovered 50 detonators and 25 power-gel from his possession, though his aide had managed to flee the spot. Gani confessed before the police that the illegal explosive materials were brought from Rani to be supplied to someone in Goalpara district.
On Tuesday, two persons – identified as Lalchand Ali of Ghoramara Pathar and Mahibul Ali of Hatikhola under Chaygaon LAC – involved in this illegal business were detained by the police in association with Rani police from Korebari area of Rani on the basis of the statement of Gani.
These fatal explosives are used in stone quarries and for manufacturing of hand-made bombs. The people of the locality alleged that though the government had imposed ban on some stone quarries in Rani area, some businessmen have been carrying out their illegal tread.