Bhubaneswar: In a large-scale crackdown, the Odisha Police on Diwali Day conducted raids throughout the state on unlicensed fire cracker manufacturing units and shops to curb sale and manufacturing of fire crackers.
During the raid, Ganjam Police did a commendable job by raiding as many as 108 places and booking 22 cases in this regard.
Besides Ganjam, the districts’ police like Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and Balasore also performed satisfactorily by conducting raids on many illegal fire cracker shops in their respective jurisdictions.
During the special drive, Odisha Police raided a total of 550 illegal fire cracker shops across the state and booked 210 cases. The police have also arrested 64 people across the state and seized fire crackers worth over Rs 20 lakhs.