Siliguri, 14th October: A team of NJP police station arrested two persons and confiscated a large number of banned firecrackers from their possession. Shaukat Ahmed and Ashiq Hussain, residents of Kashmir were heading to Assam with the articles.
According to information, NJP police received a tip-off regarding a truck travelling with a substantial amount of banned firecrackers from Kolkata to Assam via Fulbari. After the news, the undercover police of NJP police station detained the said truck while campaigning in Jotiakali area of Fulbari on Wednesday afternoon.
Upon searching the truck, banned firecrackers worth around Rs 10 lakh were seized. Police have initiated further investogation.