Speculations that Rajendra Kasawa, accused in the Jhabua explosions which claimed at least 90 lives, is dead have now ended with his arrest in Maharashtra.
After detaining his wife Pramila, son Shubham and daughter Sonia from Manpur near Indore on the night of 15 September, a team left for Maharashtra to nab Kasawa. His brothers, Phoolchand and Narendra, were detained as well.
The Times of India has reported that the police is neither accepting nor denying Kasawa's arrest. He has been booked under sections of Explosives Act and IPC section 304 (culpable homicide).
The police have also arrested Dharmendra Rathore who provided explosives to Kasawa. He was arrested from Dhar district. He possessed a licence for storing explosives and had a godown in the village Choti Rahendi.