The police in Kannad – a small town 55 kilometers to Aurangabad
seized live bombs and arms from an ex-army man in a raid Sunday.
According to the report published in the Mumbai based Urdu daily
Inquilab, when the police raided the house of the former army
man, Ghulab Rao Sonawane after it received the complaints that he
was roaming in Kannad with swords in his hands, they were surprised
to find two live bombs, swords and other objectionable materials.
Consequently, Inquilab reports, the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)
from Aurangabad headed by its chief Kishore Kamble rushed to the
town and questioned the accused.
“We had received the information that a man with sword in his hands
was roaming in Shiv Nagar area of Kannad. The accused was caught
after he failed to run away. He was later identified as Ghulab Rao
Sonawane.”, the Urdu daily quoted Kannad Police Inspector Abhiman
Later, when they raided his house, the police team found two live
bombs, swords and other objectionable materials from his possession.
As the incident was reported to Aurangabad 55 kilometers to Kannad,
the ATS team headed by Kishore Kamble rushed to the town and
questioned the accused.
According to the report, Kishore Kamble said, “Ghulab Rao is a
former army man. The box in which the bombs were found were also
having some papers written in the Urdu language. Besides two live
bombs, we have also seized swords, aluminum wires in large quantity
and iron rods from the spot.”
He also said that the accused had a dubious record. In 1998 he was
charged of burglary and the stolen materials were also recovered
“The police have taken the possession of his Mobile SIM card and the
investigation is on to check why the accused had stored these
materials in his house”, Inquilab quoted Aurangabad ATS Chief
Aurangabad attracted the media glare in 2006 first when members of
Right Wing Hindu party were killed in a bomb blast at Nanded. The
deceased were reportedly planning bomb blast outside a mosque in
Aurangabad. Investigationg officers had also seized fake beard and
outfit used by Muslims from the blast site.
The popular Marathwada city in Maharashtra again hit the headlines,
when in arms haul case police seized arms and explosives from the
alleged members of SIMI.