A special police team has nabbed five persons from Melapalayam and seized explosives from them.

Police sources said that special team on suspicion picked-up Shahul Hameed and his associate Mohamed Thassim at Melapalayam on Saturday evening.

During enquiry, they reportedly told the interrogators that they and their friends Anwar Bismi, an auto driver, Noorul Ahmed and Mohamed Samsudeen, had stocked explosive materials and electric detonators in the house of Al Fahd, a widow living at Melapalayam.

After seizing 145 electric detonators and 17.50 kg of explosive material from Ms. Al Fahd’s house, the police took all the five and the woman to Perumalpuram police station for interrogation. As the police found that Ms. Al Fahd had no role in this incident, she was allowed to go.