Puducherry, Dec 3 : A portion of the fuel tank of PSLV rocket launcher caught in the fishermen net off Vambakeerappalayam near here on Monday with explosive nature was found missing.
It may be noted that a heavy object was caught in the fishing net of fishermen who ventured into the sea on Monday, ten nautical miles from the Coast and they brought it back to the shore and dumped it on the beach. Odeansaalai police were informed and they reached the spot. It was later identified as the fuel tank of PSLV rocket launcher. It was marked on the tank as March 22, 2019.
Following this, ISRO was informed and its team from Sriharikotta reached Puducherry on Tuesday.
They inspected the tank and removed a portion with explosive nature (Polimer Explosive), when it was found that a portion of it with one foot length is missing. The team urged the fishermen to return the same if anybody is keeping it as it may explode.
Security in the area has been tightened. When the ISRO team planned to take the tank back, AIADMK legislature party leader Anbazhagan objected to its stating that it could be taken back only after paying compensation to the fishermen. Discussions are underway. (UNI)