Bhubaneswar, October 19 (LocalWire): In a crackdown on unlawful manufacturing of firecrackers ahead of Diwali, the comissionerate police have seized huge cache of explosive substances and firecrackers from Trilochanpur and Mahajanpur villages in Cuttack district on Saturday.
Over 12 firecracker manufacturers were detained in this connection.
The raids were conducted on tipoff provided by local sources.
The seized firecrackers were meant for supply to various parts of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar cities for Diwali.
The manufacturers did not have valid permits for manufacturing firecrackers and storing inflammable items.
With the festival of Diwali around the corner, the police plan to continue with the crackdown on illegal manufacturers of firecrackers and those hoarding explosive raw materials to avert the possible occurrence of fire and explosion.