1182 kg Firecrackers Seized in Delhi, 2 Policemen Suspended

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1182 kg Firecrackers Seized in Delhi, 2 Policemen Suspended

Supreme Court last month banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi on Diwali.

New Delhi, Oct 18: Delhi police on Tuesday cracked down on firecrackers sellers as seized 1182 kg firecrackers in the national capital. It has registered 21 cases so far for violating Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR. Two policemen were suspended for failing to stop the illegal sale.

A senior police official said two policemen were suspended in Mongolpuri for not knowing what was happening in their area. An enquiry was set up. Meanwhile, a 40-year-old shopkeeper was arrested, reported DNA.

Noida police also said that a person was arrested for storing crackers worth lakhs. Crackers were stored for allegedly storing crackers for illegal sale in Nangla Charan Das village, Noida Phase 2 police station. The SHO said that a person named Vijay wanted to earn some extra money by selling crackers on Diwali.

Supreme Court last month banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi on Diwali. The court permitted sales 12 days after the festival. “We should see at least in one Diwali the impact of a cracker-free festivity,” the court had said.

A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abhay Manohar Sapre, was hearing the case.The top court had temporarily lifted its earlier order suspending

The top court had temporarily lifted its earlier order suspending licences for the sale of firecrackers, on September 12, saying a complete ban would be an “extreme step” and a graded approach was needed to curb pollution.

The top court also allowed the Delhi Police to issue a licence to shopkeepers for sale of firecrackers, adding that the number of licences issued should not exceed 500.The top court also made it clear that there would be no firecrackers in the silence zones.

The top court also made it clear that there would be no firecrackers in the silence zones.The court also directed to constitute a committee, which will be chaired by the Chairperson of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), consisting of eight other officers to submit a report on the same by December 31, 2017.

The court also directed to constitute a committee, which will be chaired by the Chairperson of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), consisting of eight other officers to submit a report on the same by December 31, 2017.

Delhi police detained 14 people for bursting crackers outside Supreme Court’s premises against the apex court order.

(With ANI Inputs)