One held after 879 Kgs of banned firecrackers seized in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar

A team of officials was formed after receiving information about the illegal sale and purchase of firecrackers which projected as vendors from Haryana who want to purchase firecrackers from Delhi.

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One held after 879 Kgs of banned firecrackers seized in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar

Delhi police seized 879 kg of firecrackers from a seller in Sadar Bazar, said Akriti Sagar, District Magistrate.

A team of officials was formed after receiving information about the illegal sale and purchase of firecrackers which projected as vendors from Haryana who want to purchase firecrackers from Delhi. They asked a few street vendors for possible sellers and one street vendor introduced them to a person who facilitates the sale of the crackers on a commission basis. On reaching the spot, they found two rooms full of firecrackers weighing about 879 kg,” the DM said in a statement.

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Thereafter, the team handed over the seized firecrackers to the local police and directed them to take action under appropriate sections of the laws, she added.

Despite a total ban on stocking, sale, and bursting of firecrackers in the city imposed by a Supreme Court Bench, the air quality index on the day after the festival was at its worst in five years. Peak stubble burning in the neighbouring states and the first arrival of winter fog that day added to the ambient air quality being classified as severe. Last year when Justice Arun Mishra famously said the situation in the capital was worse than hell and directed stringent punitive actions.

The Bench assured that the regulation was not against any festival or community, toxic trolling framed it narrowly, giving a certain impetus to flouting the fiat.

Like liquor smuggling into a dry state through its porous borders, Delhi’s satellite cities leaked firecrackers into the ‘sterile zone’ as there was no bar on their trade there. The court’s warned to chief secretaries and the police on holding them accountable for violations made difference in the regulation this time.

Source: The Indian Express, ANI

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One held after 879 Kgs of banned firecrackers seized in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar
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A team of officials was formed after receiving information about the illegal sale and purchase of firecrackers which projected as vendors from Haryana who want to purchase firecrackers from Delhi.
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