Three persons were arrested on charges of illegally hoarding gelatin sticks and explosive materials at a private quarry in Chatrapatti village near here on Sunday.

Their names were given as Samy (37) of Perumanur in Salem district, Palanismy (26) of APP Nagar in Oddanchatram and Senthil (32) of Thasaripatti in Pudukottai district.

Based on a tip-off, police raided a private quarry and seized 532 detonators, nine gelatin sticks and three bags of ammonium nitrate that were stocked in the quarry violating the government guidelines.

- Staff Reporter

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