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Ahmedabad: 35 held for flouting SC directive on firecrackers

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

As many as 35 persons were arrested from different parts of city for flouting a order that limited the bursting of firecrackers from 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali, police said Thursday.

These 35 persons were arrested Wednesday night under IPC section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and were granted bail later, an said.

The arrests were made from (3 persons), Vejalpur (2), Paldi (5), Ellisbridge (4), Satellite (2), Anandnagar(4), Sarkhej(8), Shahibaug (4), Bapunagar (2) and Naroda (1).

These persons were caught red-handed while bursting firecrackers in violation of the SC order as well as a notification issued by police A K Singh, the informed.

After the SC order, Singh had issued a notification on November 3 asking people to refrain from bursting firecrackers before 8 pm and after 10 pm on

"We have arrested three persons bursting firecrackers on the night of They were caught red-handed during our patrolling. Since the offence under IPC section 188 is a minor one, they were granted bail from the police station itself," said M M Jadeja.

In some parts of city, police officials, equipped with public address systems, made announcements asking people to adhere to the SC guidelines.

"Ahead of Diwali, we visited societies and used loudspeakers to warn people that action will be taken against violators. This made a huge impact, as most people stopped bursting firecrackers after 10 pm," claimed O M Desai, police of Amraiwadi, where no case was registered.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:40 IST