Lalbazar issued an SOP on Monday (November 9) for all OCs asking to plan intense action against bursting of firecrackers and suggesting a five-point action plan.

The instructions shared on WhatsApp from DCPs asked OCs to launch awareness campaigns against all crackers.

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A joint CP said, “The OCs have been told there are no legal crackers. Everything has to be confiscated. For the first time, it is the detective department that is acting as the nodal agency for making seizures.”

The SOP has asked OCs to carry out regular seizures and advertise the same. Cops have been asked to meet residents of high-rises and encourage them to act as eyes and ears of the police and PCB. They must also help all organizations trying to spread the word of “no-cracker Diwali”.

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All seizures and prosecutions must be intimated to headquarters so they can monitor the work. Sources said they have planned interactions with high officials under every police station on Tuesday (November 10). Centrally, Lalbazar has asked all dealers to produce details about production. They must explain if sellers have returned their stocks.