The office of the Joint Chief Controller (JCC) of Explosives, Chennai, which sent officials to inspect the TNT slabs, the high-power explosives, recovered from the backyard of a house at Anthoniyarpuram in Thangachimadam on the night of June 25, has said the explosives could be transported to a nearby explosives magazine (godown).

After two Deputy Controllers of Explosives inspected the explosives twice – on July 3 and 6 – and collected samples, the office of the JCC of Explosives, in a letter to Tiruvadanai District Munsiff-cum-Judicial Magistrate P. Balamurugan, said it could give its final opinion on destroying the explosives only after receiving the results of the tests conducted on the samples at Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Chennai.

Pending the final report, the explosives could be shifted to the nearest explosives magazine, considering the safety of the local people, the office said.

The letter was handed over to Magistrate Balamurugan, holding additional charge of Rameswaram JM Court, the jurisdictional court, on Thursday, police sources said.

The JM, who was visiting the Rameswaram court twice a week, would hold his sitting in the court on Friday and likely to pass an order for the shifting of the explosives.

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