Plastic explosives were seized from three youths who were targeting a power station in Assam’s Dhemaji district on Republic Day on Saturday.

The three youths, sped away on their motorcycles, when signalled to stop during a routine check near the Panbari border outpost under Gerukamukh police station, police sources said.

They were caught and arrested following a chase after three packets of plastic explosives, five packets of fuse wire, six fuses and daggers were found in their possession, the sources said.

The youths identified as Pranendra Wari, Nakesh Narzari and Hemkanta Narzari were targeting the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation at the Gerukamukh dam site, they said.

It was not known to which insurgent outfit they belonged to.