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Illegally stored crackers seized

The police raided a cracker godown illegally functioning on private premises in the heart of the town and seized crackers worth Rs. 50 lakh on Thursday.

Police said the raids were conducted on private premises near the Gandhi statue on S. V. Road and found a large stock of crackers kept illegally in total violation of the established strict norms. The illegal godown was situated amid residential locality and commercial establishments.

Some workers were found packing the crackers purchased in bulk from cracker manufacturing units and making gift packs.

The police seized the entire stock of crackers.

Kirubanandam, owner of the godown and Saravanan, a worker, were taken into custody.

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