Mayurbhanj: Huge quantity of firecrackers, raw materials for its making and a mini truck for transporting the items were seized by police during raids at separate illegal firecracker factories in Mayurbhanj on Thursday.
Reportedly, white powder (20 kg), black powder (30 kg), silver powder (10 kg), preparatory materials (3 quintals) and finished fireworks (5 quintals) were seized during raids at houses of Biren Kumar Sahu, Laxmidhar Sahu and Navendra Sahu.
Biren and Laxmidhar were arrested and a case under several sections of Indian Penal Code and Odisha Fire Works and Loudspeaker Act was registered in this connection at Baisinga Police Station.
Besides, a mini truck bearing number OR-01-T-9882 loaded with white powder (93 kg), silver powder (33 kg), iron dust (5 kg), yellow powder (45 kg), jute thread (1 quintal) and empty earthen kumpa (900 pieces) were also seized by police.
While the driver of the mini truck managed to flee from the spot, another case under several sections of Indian Penal Code and Odisha Fire Works and Loudspeaker Act was registered against him and the vehicle owner.