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Bombay HC refuses to give relief to two firecracker dealers

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The has refused to grant relief to two firecracker dealers seeking temporary licences to set up their shops in residential areas.

The traders from Nashik had sought temporary licenses to set up their shops ahead of Diwali, as their permanent licenses had not been renewed by the concerned authorities.

Pulling up the applicants for approaching the at the last hour, a bench led by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur recently rejected their plea.

The bench referred to an order by the High last year, when another bench of the court directed civic bodies in the state to inspect and re-verify licenses issued in every ward for selling firecrackers ahead of Diwali, and to ensure that safety measures were in put in place to avoid accidents.

The chief justice was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Chandrakant Lasure, highlighting the issue of illegal firecracker shops set up in residential areas during

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 22:32 IST