Death toll in Duttapukur illegal firecracker factory explosion is nine

Debjit Mukherjee, North 24 Parganas: The death toll in the Duttapukur illegal firecracker factory explosion is nine. Another body was recovered on Monday. Still there are scattered body parts. The entire area has become a ruin.

In this incident, a total of four people have been charged under Indian Penal Code 286, 304, 308, 34, 9B The Explosives Act, 24/26 Fire Service Act. The police have already made the first arrest from Nilgunj. The name of the accused is Shafiq Ali. Shafiq was running this business in partnership with a businessman named Keramat Ali. Keramat was killed in the explosion. It is learned that the deceased Keramat was arrested earlier because he did not have a license for the firecracker factory. But after getting the bail, he started the business again. Keramat started this illegal firecracker factory in Mochapol, Duttapukur.