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Over 100 cases filed for flouting SC order on firecrackers

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Over 100 cases were registered in for violation of the order on setting off firecrackers during Diwali, police said Saturday.

The SC had last month permitted sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide and fixed a two-hour time period (8pm-10pm) for bursting them on and other festivals.

The had asked the police to implement the SC directive on firecrackers and ensure action against those violating the deadline.

More than 100 cases were registered in various parts of the metropolis against people who burst firecrackers after the 10 pm deadline, the police added.

Also, 53 cases were registered at various police stations against sellers for violating safety guidelines, a of the Police said.

In the first case related to violation of the SC-fixed deadline Wednesday, the had arrested two persons for allegedly bursting firecrackers at midnight, a said.

The two, and - residents of Maharashtra Nagar in suburban Mankhurd - were next day produced before a local magistrate, who granted them bail, he said.

On Thursday night, seven persons were detained by the Marine Drive police for flouting the apex court's guidelines, he said, adding they were penalised and released.

A string of complaints related to violation of the SC deadline on setting-off firecrackers were lodged on the police's official handle and regional police control rooms, he said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 18:30 IST