Behala Natun Dal alerted police this year to the phuchka pilferage, scared of the potential for community who made off with the globules coming to hurt then eating the ones.
Convenor Sandipan Banerjee mentioned the south Kolkata puja committee knew some guests may to find the eye of phuchkas “tempting” and so had posted on social media that no one will have to attempt scooping the ones out and consuming them as they contained chemical compounds.
CCTVs stuck guests devouring phuchkas
Resin and a hardener have been impaired at the elegant phuchkas to saving their crunchy glance until the top of the festivities,” said Banerjee. “We have been alarmed to look CCTV pictures of a customer plucking a phuchka from the shaal pata (juiceless sal leaf) bottom and devouring it. Many others scooped out chemically handled phuchkas from portions of the pandal, despite the fact that we are hoping no longer all ate them.”
Sanchari Das, a resident of Dum Dum in north Kolkata, visited the pandal on Saptami and admitted to being enticed by the sight of so many phuchkas. The volunteers shooed us away from the decor. It now makes sense,” she mentioned.
Phuchkas fastened on sal leaf have been hung from the pandal’s roof in 15-odd layers. “Those kept in boxes remained out of reach. Some picked up even those phuchkas that had been symbolically offered to the idols,” a committee member mentioned. “I guess we didn’t quite anticipate the degree of curiosity and temptation that phuchkas might elicit.”
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