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Police register 579 cases, arrest over 300 on Diwali night for violating SC order

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 570 cases were registered and more than 300 people arrested on night for violating the Supreme Court's order on burning of fire crackers, officials said Thursday.

Police also seized 2,776 kgs of firecrackers from various parts of the city on A total of 87 people were arrested and 72 cases registered in connection with illegal sale of crackers on the same day, they added.

The police said it registered around 579 cases under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience of order) and arrested 310 people for violating the Supreme Court's order. The arrested were later granted bail, a said.

Legal action was taken against 24 juveniles under the provisions of the Juvenile Act for not abiding by the top court's direction, he said.

The had allowed bursting of firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm only on and other festivals. It had also allowed manufacture and sale of only "green crackers", which have a low and sound emission and

The court had asked the police to ensure that banned firecrackers were not sold and said in case of any violation, the (SHO) of the police station concerned would be held personally liable and it would amount to committing contempt of the court.

According to police, out of the 579 cases, six cases were registered in district, 22 in southwest district, 37 in east district, 59 in northeast district, 47 in Shadara, 30 in central, eight in north, 48 in northwest, 58 in Rohini, 48 in south, 40 in southeast, 52 in west, 89 in outer and 35 in district of Delhi.

Among the eight cases registered in north district, two were in Burari, two in Sabzi Mandi and four in Roop Nagar, they said. Subsequently, 11 people were arrested and 23 calls received regarding burning and selling of firecrackers, police said.

Similarly, in Dwarka, 35 cases were registered and 20 people arrested for violating norms. district police received 71 calls relating to burning, officials added.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:45 IST