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HC seeks info on crackers licences from Pb, Har, C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Concerned over the pollution from fireworks, the and High today issued notices to the two states and the Union territory of asking them to furnish by tomorrow details of licences issued for sale of crackers.

The development comes days after the Supreme banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1.

A high bench of justices A K Mittal and Amit Rawal sought the response of the authorities while taking note of the issue of pollution caused by firecrackers.

"While taking suo motu notice, the division bench has sought details about temporary licences issued for firecrackers from Punjab, and Chandigarh," said senior advocate Anupam Gupta here today.

The court has asked them to provide detail by tomorrow, he said.

The bench has appointed Gupta as amicus curiae (court's friend) to assist it in the matter.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 18:57 IST