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SC order on firecrackers partly flouted in Bengaluru

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Supreme Court's order limiting firecracker-to two hours during was partly-flouted in Bengaluru with many people burning firecrackers for a longer period, an said on Thursday.

"People in many locations of the city had started burning firecrackers at 6 p.m., even though the time set by the state was from 8-10 p.m.," the city's civic authority told IANS here.

However, the 10 p.m. deadline for firecrackers was largely followed across the city, he said.

The on November 2 notified that people can burst crackers from November 5-8 between 8-10 p.m. in compliance with the apex court's order.

There were, however, no complaints registered with the city police for violation of the timings.

"We have not received any complaints across the city so far for firecrackers beyond the prescribed timings," an from the city police control room told IANS.

At least 10 children have suffered eye and skin injuries in parts of the city due to firecrackers, Suresh added.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 13:30 IST