Acting on a tip-off, Durgapur police raided a house at Nayeem Nagar locality of Durgapur and busted an illegal arms manufacturing factory. Three workers, working at the factory along with the owner of the house were arrested. Huge cache of weapons, raw materials and machineries has also been recovered.
Two contractual labourers were killed and three critically injured by electrocution while doing painting job of a overhead crane and allied guarders at Main Shop 5 of Chittaranjan Locomotive Work near Durgapur. The mishap prompted hundreds of labourers to stage agitation alleging lack of safety arrangements.