Police bust illegal firework factory in Bagbera, arrest one


    Jamshedpur: Police busted an illegal firecracker factory in Pradhan Tola at Bagbera on Tuesday and confiscated explosive materials. Sonaram Kisku, owner of the factory, has been arrested.

    Police said the accused had been running the factory in an illegal manner at his private residence. Ramyash Prasad, officer in-charge of Bagbera PS, had received a tip-off about Kiskus factory. A team was set up to crack down on the factory.
    Police recovered the raw material used in preparing the firecrackers including a bundle of fuse, gun powder and silk threads from Kisku’s house.

    During interrogation, the accused reportedly admitted that he had been manufacturing firecrackers for the last many years. He said he had stopped his work after the major mishap in a firework factory in Barsole on 23rd September last year. He claimed he had started the work again only three days ago. He said a Kolkata-based trader used to supply him the raw materials used in manufacturing the firecrackers.

    After preparing the firecrackers, Kisku used to supply them to traders in Jugsalai, cops said.


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