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DCP apologises for tweet on firecracker ban

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Delhi's Deputy of Police (southwest) has apologised for his comments in the criticising the Supreme Court's decision to ban sale and production of firecrackers that cause pollution.

"You can be jailed for bursting firecrackers on Diwali. Never thought that such a day would come. Is this my that I am living in," the had tweeted.

Arya, who drew flak for questioning the top court, apologised later for the tweet terming it as "an inadvertent slip".

"It was a momentary inadvertent slip on my part. It does not reflect any opinion/view. I sincerely apologise for this inadvertent slip," he wrote on the

On October 23, the apex court in its guidelines said that only firecrackers with reduced emission (improved crackers) and green crackers and Safe Water and Air Sprinklers (SWAS) would be made and sold.

It had also passed an order allowing only from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali, and between 11:45 pm and 12:30 am during and New Year celebrations.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 13:10 IST