In a big follow-up exercise on Saturday 19 November, the Anti Terrorist Squad confiscated a huge consginment of detonators, cartridges and firesticks from the house of one of the accused suppliers in the Oda Bridge Blast case at Udaipur. The ATS, who arrested Bihari Lal on Saturday for selling explosives to the rail blast accused found these explosives after interrogating him.
On the basis of the information divulged during Bihari Lal's interrogation, the ATS team under the supervision of (ATS) Additional SP Anant Kumar seized 64 detonators, 17 Cartridges, 22 bundles of Fuse Wire and one Bundle of Kortex Wire lying at a single location around 100 meters from Bihari's house.
ASP Anant Kumar said that the prima facie the detonators and other material seized from the house of the accused Bihari Lal is found to be similar to that were recovered from the crime scene. He added that the samples of the detonators and other material seized from Bihari Lal's house will be sent to FSL for further verification.
Apart from that during the initial interogation accused Bihari Lal also revealed that he and his son Ankush Suhalka were involved in illegal sale of detonators and had sold the explosives to many other people illegally.
Lal also confessed that Dhul Chand, the key accused of the Oda (Udaipur) Railway Bridge Blast, had procured the explosives from him and his son Ankush, which he later used to execute the blast. The blast could have led to a fatal accident involving over 500 people, had the Asarwa - Udaipur train passed through the bridge when the explosion took place.
Both Bihari Lal and his son Ankush were arrested by ATS on Saturday and were produced in Court from where the father-son duo were remanded under Police Custody for 4 days.
Earlier the key accused Dhul Chand Meena and one of his aide Prakash were also sent under police custody remand for 5 days after they were produced in court on Friday, 18 November by ATS.
The entire operation was carried out by the ATS team under the supervision of AdSP Anant Kumar as per the directions of ADGP Ashok Rathore.