Illegal firecracker manufacturing units busted in Cuttack, 3 held

Cuttack: In a major crack down ahead of Diwali, Jagatpur Police conducted raids on several illegal firecrackers manufacturing units at Padmapur, Trilochanpur and Kazi Bazaar here in Odisha on Saturday.

Police arrested three persons in this connection. The accused have been identified as Kailash Samal, Lxmidhar Rout and Deepak Rout.

Police officials also seized a huge cache of explosives and firecrackers worth over Rs 5 lakh during the raids at the illegal units.

One pic up vehicle bearing Regd No: OR 02 BK 0882 has also been seized while transporting illegal fireworks from Kazibazar.

While the investigation is underway, police are trying to ascertain from where the raw materials were being supplied to these illegal units.

On October 19, police conducted multiple raids at Trilochanpur and Mahajanpur villages under Jagatpur area in Cuttack district and seized a huge quantity of explosive materials, firecrackers worth around Rs 50 lakh from the spots and arrested 12 persons in this connection.

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