Taking note of the suspicious white powder found in the State Assembly in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday sought for a National Investigative Agency (NIA) probe into the matter.
Speaking in the state assembly, CM said, “Explosive was found, action must be taken against those involved. NIA must investigate this.”
Confirming the Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) explosive found, Adityanath said asserted that a strong security system must be established as the situation could likely be a ‘terror conspiracy’ as well.
“Everyone needs to be cautious related to security matters. Police verification needs to be done for workers in assembly,” he said.
He assured that all the extra security guidelines will be issues to prevent any major threat and asked everyone to follow them.
“The packet of the explosive was found under the chair of the Opposition’s leader. It was 150 gm of PETN. 500 gm of PETN is enough to blow the whole Assembly off. This shows the severity of the situation. I suggest that everybody present in the Assembly should be investigated by the police and that the NIA should investigate into the matter,” he said.
Adityanath also urged the officials to not compromise on the security of the state and the nation, more so considering the current situation of the country.
Stepping up the security protocol, Yogi said, “There will be a Pradeshik Armed Constabulary (PAC) team at every gate of the Assembly. There will also be a full body scanner at every gate. Moreover, a QRT will also be deployed.”
The incident came to light when 60 grams of suspicious white powder was found in the UP Assembly during an ongoing session on Wednesday. The packet was later judged to be explosive in nature as it was sent to forensic lab for testing.