Published On: Fri, Jul 14th, 2017

Explosive recovery from UP Assembly: Yogi Adityanath calls for NIA probe

Lucknow: Expressing concern over the recovery of highly explosive substance from inside the state assembly, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that it certainly was a “terror conspiracy” and called for a NIA probe into the incident.

He also said that police should carry out background checks for all workers in the state assembly

In his address in the state Assembly, the UP chief minister said that the “white powder” was recovered on July 12 and after receiving the forensic science lab test report, it was confirmed that it was a highly explosive substance PETN. “I don’t rule out the possibility of a “terror conspiracy” and I want this matter be probed by the NIA to punish the culprit,” said the chief minister.

The chief minister further said, “How can we allow anyone to compromise the security of 503 MLAs and MLCs? And appeal to all the members of the house to extend their cooperation,” said Yogi adding that the legislator should not take offence to an security check that might be carried out in their interest and also in the interest of employees and officers security.

He also said that police should carry out background checks for all workers in the state assembly.

“Everyone needs to be cautious on issues related to security. Police verification needs to be carried out for workers in assembly… Security guidelines must be issued and everyone must follow them,” said the chief minister.

Prior to addressing the memebrs of the state Assembly, Yogi Adityanath convened a high level meeting to review the security set-up of assembly in light of Thursday’s incident. He told all MLAs present that everyone needs to be cautious and make sure to follow security guidelines.

It may be mentioned here that 60 gm of high-intensity explosive material was found inside Vidhan Sabha building during session on July 12.

The white powder spread in the seat of leader of opposition was traced by anti-sabotage team during routine checking day after budget was tabled in the house.


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