Cuttack: Police today seized 13 cracker-laden tractors and detained four persons during a raid in Trilochanpur village in Jagatpur area in Cuttack district.
The raid was being conducted ahead of Diwali celebration. Police have sealed all houses in the village after it was found that firecrackers massively manufactured there.
According to reports, a cracker go-down and some cracker-making units were raided in the village recently. As villagers protested, six platoon police forces rushed to the village to control the law and order situation there.
Notably, police started busting the illegal firecrackers units after several cracker explosion incidents were reported from across the State.
Recently, a woman died while preparing firecrackers at Balipatna area on outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Similarly, a woman teacher was seriously hurt after firecrackers exploded at her residence in Rayagada recently.