The Delhi Police Sunday seized 625 kg of firecrackers from a shop in Sadar Bazar. The police also seized 11.1 kg of firecrackers from the Subzi Mandi area and 7.9 kg of firecrackers from Burari, according to the news agency ANI. The police have started the investigation into the matter and a FIR under explosive Act has been registered has been registered. The police are tracing the source of the recovered firecrackers and other explosive items.
On the statement of the head constable and on the basis of recovery a case vide FIR No.262/18 u/s 286 IPC & 5/9 B (b) The explosive Act has been registered and an investigation is going on to trace the source of the recovered firecrackers/explosive items: Delhi Police— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2018
Earlier, the Supreme Court had said, firecrackers not conforming to green norms would not be produced henceforth and firecrackers other than green crackers will not be sold in Delhi-NCR. The court also said that community fireworks be made mandatory for all states. Earlier it was optional for states other than in Delhi-NCR. In its October 23 judgment, the apex court encouraged the Centre and state governments in the NCR to consider permitting community fireworks displays wherever possible.
A venue, such as an open field, would be identified by the authorities and the exercise should be completed within a week beginning on Tuesday, the court said. “The areas designated now for the purpose of Diwali shall be valid for community fireworks on other occasions/festivals as well,” it had ruled.