BICHOLIM: Bicholim Police have arrested three accused and have recovered almost 95 percent stolen explosive and detonators in the explosives theft case.
The accused have identified as Pritesh Gawde, Gauresh Sanguadkar and Krishna Gaonkar.
The accused has confessed that he stolen explosive to use to catch fish.
Police has also named godown owner an accused for negligence in taking security measures.
Navy divers were pressed into service to search the missing explosives in a river at Sattari. According to the accused, they had pushed the explosives into the river from a bridge.
However, the Navy failed to find the explosives till late evening. Police have also booked the owner of the godown of the explosives for the lapses in providing fool proof security to the explosives.