Assam Police Arm Themselves with Chili-Grenades to Tackle Crime

Assam Police Arm Themselves with Chili-Grenades to Tackle Crime

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Guwahati, June 23, 2019:

The Assam Police have armed themselves with an interesting new weapon in their fight against crime: a grenade made using the world's hottest chili, the 'bhoot jolokia'.

The chili grenades have finally been added to the arsenal of the Assam Police, along with many varieties of tear gas shells. At more than a thousand times stronger than the average cooking spice the 'bhoot jolokia' chili is set to cause a potent explosion on more than just the taste buds.

The new kind of 'weapon' has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and a concoction of hand grenades with 'bhoot jolokia' with be used to deal with law breakers and disperse angry mobs.

According to reports, the Assam Police also plans to use the highly potent 'bhoot jolokia' to disperse angry protestors.

In 2009, scientists at India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) announced plans to use the peppers in hand grenades, as a nonlethal ways to control rioters by pepper sprays or in self-defence.

The DRDO said bhut jolokia-based aerosol sprays could be used as a "safety device", and "civil variants" of chili grenades could be used to control and disperse mobs. Chili grenades made from Bhut jolokia were successfully used by the Indian Army in August 2015 to flush out a terrorist hiding in a cave.

It may be mentioned that the the Bhut jolokia, also known as ghost chili pepper, ghost chili and ghost jolokia, is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in the Northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.

The hotness of the bhut jolokia, is measured in Scoville heat units and comes in at a massive 1,001,304 -- that is nearly twice as hot as Mexico's red savina that used to hold the record at 577,000.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jun 23, 2019