In a major security lapse, 60 grams of suspicious white powder was found inside Uttar Pradesh Assembly during ongoing session yesterday. According to the reports, the white powder, Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) – a powerful explosive was kept under a seat of an MLA, wrapped in a plastic bag. Fortunately, the security personnel including an anti-explosive team with the help of dog squad recovered it and avert the big mishap.
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Following the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called a high level meeting at 10:30 AM today. As per the reports, security officials have launched a probe into the matter.