The factory had a lot of explosive material stocked inside. There were drums full of crackers and crude bombs, sources claimed. A forensic team has collected samples to identify the nature of the explosion.
During the special drive, 4,076 vehicles were searched. For riding a two-wheeler without helmets, triple riding and flouting driving regulations, 711 bike riders were prosecuted as per provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act. Furthermore, 226 vehicle drivers were prosecuted as per the rules and guidelines for driving under influence of alcohol.
Sharma's comments came in the backdrop of a Kashmiri doctor saying he was considering to leave the city after his daughters complained of ostracism in school and neighbourhood, in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
Outgoing city police chief Rajeev Kumar, who has been in the centre of a controversy over the CBI questioning him in chit fund scam case, has been posted as ADG & IGP of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
When Majumdar reached the spot, he saw loud music being played at a kirtan (religious programme) event at a temple near Patharghata High School. There is a ban on use of loudspeakers at that time of night, especially with exams going on, said police.