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2,500 kg of banned firecrackers seized, 1,029 arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Nearly 2,500 kg of banned firecrackers were seized and at least 1,029 people arrested during two days of and celebrations in the metropolis, police said on Thursday.

Raids were carried out at different places of the city, including EM Bypass, Beliaghata, Bhowanipore, Behala, Dum Dum, Kasba, Patuli and banned firecrackers weighing about 1,348.80 kg were seized till 4 pm on Wednesday, a senior police said.

Another 1119.7 kg of illegal were recovered till 4 pm on Thursday, taking the total seizure amount to about 2,500 kg, he said.

Around 757 people alone were arrested for bursting banned firecrackers in the two days, the said, adding, many were held for unruly behaviour as well.

The total number of complaints received by Kolkata Police during the two-day festive period was 176.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:55 IST