After receiving a tip, the Jaripatka police have on Thursday conducted a raid on illegal cracker godown at Patankar Square, and confiscated explosives worth Rs 70 lakh.
During the raid, they found that a large number of explosives of various brands were stored and the accused persons have not taken the explosive license from the concerned departments for keeping these firecrackers. And two businessmen Rajkumar Sahu, a resident of Koradi and Nilesh alias Chintu Sahu, a resident of Nari Road were arrested under the Road under the Explosives Act 1884 and 2008.
As per the source, the seized explosives were stored at Royal Palace Hotel which was not functional for quite long time.
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