Bhubaneswar: A retired college principal and his son were detained for suspected links with Maoists and huge quantities of explosives seized Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a house at Chauldhipa in Rengali area of Sambalpur district on Monday and seized 297 pieces of gelatin sticks, 37 kg power gel and another high explosive weighing 25 kg, Sambalpur Superintendent of Polcie Sanjay Kumar said.

The team also seized 34 detonators, 500 metres of fuse wire and 250 metre detonator charging wire during the raid, Kumar told reporters adding those explosives could be meant for Maoists. — PTI