Kurnool, Nov 29: Police have seized a huge cache of explosives and arrested two persons at Atmakur in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
Police have identified the arrested as Aithwa Srinivas and Boya Suresh, said to be local residents.
Acting on a tip off, a team of police intercepted a van and found the explosives. Soon they detained two persons who were on board the van.
The seized explosives include 2,680 detonators, 1,200 gelatin sticks, 180 boosters, 1,200 metres of fuse wire and 1.50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.
Among the arrested Aithwa Srinivas was arrested in the past after he was found in possession of explosives.
According to a senior police officer the explosive materials were being transported from Orvakal in Kurnool district to Dornala in Prakasam district.
The arrested have reportedly told the police that the explosive materials were procured from Giri, a resident of Kurnool and were being transported to a sub-contractor executing work on Veligonda project.
However, the accused neither had a valid licence to store or transport explosives nor produced any documents to support their claim.
Only a detailed probe is expected to reveal the truth behind the explosive materials.