Action to be taken against those flouted SC order on Diwali


MUMBAI: Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police Abhishek Trimukhe on Wednesday said that action would be taken against those who flouted the order of the SC in connection with the bursting of firecrackers.

"Public gave us a good response and most of them have followed police's request and the Supreme Court's order, legal action is being taken against those who didn't follow the order. As of now, seven people have been detained," Abhishek Trimukhe said.

On October 31, the division bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, fixed the time hours from 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Diwali for burning crackers.

The Supreme Court had allowed bursting firecrackers only between 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali while permitting manufacturing and sale of only "green crackers" with low emission of light, sound and smoke.

The Supreme Court had asked the police to ensure that there was no sale of banned firecrackers and in case of any violation, the station house officers of the police stations concerned would be held "personally liable". This would amount to committing the contempt of court, the Supreme Court had warned.

The apex court had also banned the sale of firecrackers through e-commerce websites.

With inputs from ANI

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