CUDDALORE: The police arrested C. Elumalai (42) of Meliruppu near Panruti and seized 28 detonators from him on Monday.

They said that Elumalai, who runs a bicycle shop at Meliruppu, had found a polythene bag containing 29 detonators at the Panruti bus stand on Sunday. He mistook them for electric articles.

His companions Damodaran (38) and Kumar (40) tampered with one of the detonators at his shop, triggering a minor blast. On hearing the noise people in the vicinity alerted the police. — Special Correspondent

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