Vigilance and Enforcement (V&E) officials on Tuesday conducted raids in Amaravati and Sattenapalli mandals and seized huge quantity of firecrackers, which were stored illegally. Regional Vigilance and Enforcement Officer (RVEO) R.N. Ammireddy said following complaints over illegal storage and sale of crackers, two teams conducted raids in the district and seized the material.

The police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police P. Anil Babu and Circle Inspector Sundar Babu recovered fire crackers, worth about Rs.5 lakh, which were illegally stored at Dharanikota village, near Amaravati. In another raid, CI Vamsi and SI Khasim Saida seized crackers, valued about Rs.7 lakh. The Vigilance and Enforcement officials are continuing raids at Tenali and Chilakaluripet mandals in the district, he said..