From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, Oct 18: Reiterating their commitment to take effective measures to celebrate the ensuing ‘Dipanwita’, the festival of divine lights as a ‘green and safe’ Dipanwita with less air and sound pollution and to check the uuthorized sale of fireworks and crackers as assured in a press meet by both the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police of Darrang on October 16, the police seized a large quantity of uuthorized stock of fire crackers in Mangaldai town on Wednesday evening.
Acting on a tip-off and following the instruction from the Superintendent of Police Sreejith Thiraviam, a team of Mangaldai Police Station conducted a search in a residential area of Ward No. 2 and seized the firecrackers worth value amounting to more than Rs 3 lakh which were stored without any valid permission from the government. In the press meet, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman had said that no wholesale dealer in the district had obtained any permission to stock the firecrackers. Significantly, even after obtaining of the permit, no dealer can store the firecrackers in a residential area.
On the other hand, as per direction from the Deputy Commissioner, all the Circle Officers at Mangaldai, Sipajhar, Patharighat and Dalgaon also conducted thorough search operation for uuthorized sale and stock of the fire crackers. Circle Officer of Mangaldai Revenue Circle, Pallabi Sarma Choudhury also seized a good number of uuthorized firecrackers from various locations of Mangaldai town. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the district administration circulated pamphlets making an appeal to celebrate a green and safe Dipanwita.