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Sunday, July 17, 2011

13/7 MUMBAI TERROR ATTACK: Govt to check misuse of ammonium nitrate!

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Posted: Sun Jul 17 2011, 10:55 hrs / indianexpress.com /  Mumbai.

After security agencies have found the substance used by several terror groups to carry out blasts in India, the government has decide to control availability of ammonium nitrate. The substance may soon be brought under the Explosive Substances Act, to regulate its use.

Even as police forces and security agencies have been calling for measures to check misuse of the chemical, Home ministry officials said that a bill to bring ammonium nitrate under the purview of the act is likely to tabled in the parliament during the monsoon session.

This they should have done long back, as Ammonium Nitrate being a cheap fertiliser, it is available in ample quantities everywhere and terrorist using it in their bombs.

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