Varanasi: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday found large amount of explosives in a car in Varanasi during the search operations.
Police sources say almost 145 kg Ammonium Nitrate was recovered from the car. The car was coming from Allahabad and was stopped at a toll gate outside the city for checking.Â While two people managed to escape, one person has been detained by the police.
Varanasi is the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The car was found near Lanka Gate of the Benaras Hindu University.
Reportedly the Intelligence Bureau had alerted authorities of a threat to three UP cities, namely, Varanasi, Mathura and Allahabad.