Declared one as wanted
One of the two youths from Umreth, who were carrying detonators and gelatin to kill thousands of fish in the Mahisagar river in Lanchanpur village of Savli taluka, was nabbed by the district SOG team.
While his accomplice managed to escaped from there. Police have seized detonators and gelatin from the arrested youth and are searching for his accomplice.
The SOG team of Vadodara Rural Police had received information that two persons were coming from the opposite bank of Mahisagar river by boat carrying explosives. Following these details, a watch was set on the river bank last night. During the watch, two persons were spotted and cordoned off by the police as they got out of the canoe and headed towards Lanchanpur.
However the youths tried to flee after saw the police. The team waiting there chased and caught Pravin Budhabhai Zala, 38, of Sundalpura, Umreth in Anand. While his accomplice Gabo Thakor managed to escaped from there. Police found four detonators and 10 pieces of explosive gelatin in Praveen Jhala’s body and bag.
In the preliminary interrogation the team get to know that Praveen and Gabo took advantage of the fact that no one was present on the river bank late at night and with the help of detonators they can kill thousands of fish at once and fishing without throwing nets.
Police arrested Praveen and seized unauthorized explosives worth Rs 560 from him and declared his accomplice as wanted. Further investigation is on in the matter.