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Firecracker unit owner arrested in blasts case

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Bengal Governor demands probe

One person was arrested on Saturday in connection with the explosions in a firecracker factory at Naihati in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas.

Sheikh Noor Hussain, the owner of the factory, was arrested from Amdanga.

Charges under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) have been pressed against the accused.

Four persons had died in the blasts inside the illegal firecracker factory on Friday at Naihati. Locals said they heard three explosions and the factory was razed to the ground due to the impact. Two men, Mansur Piyada and Ram Besra, and two women, Kalpana Halder and Brinda Sanpui — all workers at the factory — died in the explosions.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday demanded a probe into the Naihati incident.

Explosions at illegal cracker factories have occurred in several districts of south Bengal over the past few years.

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