Bengal Firecracker Blast Prime Accused Arrested From Nursing Home In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The West Bengal CID on Thursday arrested the prime accused and owner of the illegal firecracker factory in Egra in West Bengal’s East Medinipur district where a blast killed nine people on Tuesday.

According to reports, Krishnapada alias Bhanu Bag was nabbed from a nursing home in Cuttack, where he has been undergoing treatment for 70% burns sustained in the blast. The health condition of the main accused in the case is still “critical”, and it is “now impossible to bring him back to West Bengal”, PTI quoted an officer as saying.

Bhanu’s son, who was admitted with injuries at a Cuttack hospital, and nephew have also been arrested.

A known name in the business of illegal firecrackers, Bhanu has been booked under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 304 (causing death by negligence), and under sections of the Fire Services Act.


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