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Over 1,300 kg of banned firecrackers seized, 566 arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Over 1,300 kg of banned firecrackers were seized and at least 566 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 fire crackers weighing about 1,348.80 kg were seized during the exercise, a senior police officer said.

Around 306 people alone were arrested for bursting banned firecrackers in the two days, he 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. 18:20 IST