Mohanlalganj Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Yadav, however, said Khalil had a valid permit for the firecracker unit till 2015.
At least 10 people were injured in the explosion in the cracker factory in Mohanlalganj area of the district.
The death toll at Ujjain’s cracker factory has reached 17.
Six persons,including two women,were killed and at least 14 people sustained severe burn injuries in a blast at a cracker factory in Karnal at around 9:30 pm.
An eerie calm prevailed in this town on Diwali as grief-stricken people abstained from celebrating the festival of lights a day after a deadly fire at a cracker godown killed 32 people.