White powder found in UP Assembly never went for Forensic test: UP Govt
Lucknow : Rubbishing most of the media reports which claimed that white powder has been tested as PETN, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday cleared that no sample was sent for the forensic tests.
"It is to clarify that no sample has been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Agra, of the substance as they do not have the machines and wherewithal to conduct the requisite tests," Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said.
The factual position was that State FSL Lucknow in its report dated July 14, has found the substance as "water insoluble and that different reagents confirm the presence of a nitrate", Kumar added.
Kumar also pointed out that the preliminary test conducted using explosive detection kit was positive for Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).
Two confirmatory tests were currently being conducted at SFSL Lucknow -- Infrared Spectrum and Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
The results of which were still awaited.