Kathmandu police destroy firecrackers worth Rs 1 million

File: Firecrackers seized by police

Kathmandu, November 7

Police in Kathmandu have destroyed firecrackers worth Rs 1 million.

Though firecrackers are illegal to import, produce and use in Nepal, traders sell them before and during Tihar festival.

The Metropolitan Police Range in the district says its personnel collected the firecrackers from various parts of the district and destroyed them at its Teku-based office premises on Wednesday morning.

Police had invited journalists and locals as well to witness the act.

An investigation found that the goods were imported around three months ago.

Meanwhile, police arrested nine persons found involved in the trade of firecrackers.

Chief at the Metropolitan Police Range SSP Basanta Kumar Lama says police are committed to making Kathmandu completely firecracker-free. He warns of stern action against anyone found involved in the illegal activity.

Published on November 7th, Wednesday, 2018 1:57 PM

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