A large amount of explosives were on Saturday found during the search operation at Jawahar Bagh where 24 people, including two police officers, died following a clash between police and encroachers.
“Five kg of sulphur, 2.5 kg of gun powder, one kg potash, 500 grams of small iron balls and an electronic plate were found during the search operation in Jawahar Bag today,” SP Rural Arun Kumar Singh said.
Nine company of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), along with police personnel, have been deployed in Jawahar Bagh to carry out search operation, he said.
“The search operation is on and till the forensic team complete there work Jawahar Bagh would remain out of bounds for everyone,” he added.
He also said that associates of Ram Virksh Yadav, the chief of the violent encroachers in Jawahar Bagh, was among those killed in the clashes.
“After seeing the photograph, associates of Ram Virksha Yadav in jail, have confirmed that he had been killed,” Mr Singh said when asked about the status of Mr Yadav.
Asked about the reason of delay in conducting post-mortem, he said “it is legally binding to give 72 hours to the family members or well wishers before conducting post-mortem.”