Raids across city against illegal sale, storage of firecrackers

Port Blair
18 Oct 2017

To ensure safety during the Diwali festival  and to bust illegal sale and storage of firecrackers , Andaman and Nicobar Fire Services and Police conducted a series of raids in the city on Wednesday. According to reports, the joint inspection was launched following complaints of storage and sale of firecrackers without obtaining necessary permission from the authorities. Sources say that huge quantity of fire crackers was found stored at the warehouse of CCWS at Sippighat. Further investigation is underway.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Fire team raided the CCWS outlet and a private firecracker vendor at Bhatu Basti. The private outlet was found trading crackers unlawfully without licenses. Huge quantity of firecrackers amounting to lakhs of rupees was seized by the police after the raids, according to reports. (EOIC)