The Ujjain Police have recovered 10 detonators and around one kilogram of explosive material from the suspicious bag which was stashed on Saturday in a hostel room in the temple city.
Divulging the details, Superintendent of Police M.S. Verma said that they had specific inputs based on which they conducted the search and found the explosives.
“We had an input that some suspicious people come and stay in this hostel. Based on that input, we conducted a check in the hostel on Friday. On Saturday, when the boy did not return we opened the door of his room and found a bag containing suspicious articles. We found some explosive devices in a bag. We are ascertaining details about the person, who was staying there,” Verma said.
“We have recovered 10 detonators in different boxes. The chemical that has been found in his bag weighs approximately around one kilogram, The ATS team working with us and the checks are being conducted,” he added.
He, however, ruled out the possibility that a plan was being made for a blast.
Sajid Khan, the bag’s owner, had reportedly checked into Room No. 212 of Atishay Sheel Jain Hostel on Friday after showing his Aadhar card at the counter.
He left the room soon after dumping his luggage and told the manager that he was going out for lunch. When he did not return the entire day, the hostel manager got suspicious and informed the police.