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Security tightened at UP Assembly

The security has been beefed up at the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly after explosive powder, Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN), was found inside the assembly yesterday.
The entry has been prohibited to those who do not have the Assembly pass.

Everyone entering the secretariat is being thoroughly checked. According to the members if the same security lines were being followed since the beginning then nothing like yesterday would have happened. Earlier, no passes were asked to show.

Everyone needs to be supportive in the security of the Legislative Assembly, the members of the Assembly said.

Meanwhile, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed against unknown persons today after explosive materials were found in Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

The case has been registered under Unlawful (Activities) Prevention 2004, and Explosive Substances Act 1908.

Uttar Pradesh’s Inspector General of the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), Aseem Arun has said the discovery of the explosive powder — PETN – hinted the possibility of a terrorist activity.

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