Delhi Police seize 1182 kg of crackers ahead of Diwali, 21 booked

Postado Outubro 19, 2017

We have seized more than 1,200 kg of firecrackers and made 29 arrests so far from various areas of Delhi.

In a major crackdown against people involved in selling of firecrackers illegally in the national capital, Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested 29 people and seized over 1,200 kg of fireworks items. Maximum number of cases, which stand at eight, were registered in north district, followed by seven in Rohini and three each in north-west and outer districts among others.

Following the court's order, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik had directed the deputy commissioners of police of the 13 police districts to ensure that crackers are not sold in the city.

Delhi Police Public Relations Officer Madhur Verma said, "The sole job of the cybercrime team is to check if anyone is indulging in online sale of firecrackers which has become easy these days".

These posters also raise questions on Delhi Police surveillance as they have been located in areas which are strictly monitored by the police.

Not only the public are under the radar, the police are also taking strict action against their own officers if their involvement is found in the sale of crackers.

The Supreme Court on October 9 said that its last month's order - which lifted its November 11, 2016 order, suspending all licences permitting the sale of firecrackers - would now be effective from November 1.

A firecracker wholesaler near Raipur Darwaja, Kartik Modi, said, "This year the market is good and demand for firecrackers is high". Meanwhile, two police personnel were suspended for allegedly failing to check the sale of firecrackers in their beat areas even after the Supreme Court temporarily banned their sale.