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PTI mumbai India
Updated: 10-11-2018 18:31 IST

Over 100 cases were registered in

Mumbai for violation of the Supreme Court order on setting off

firecrackers during Diwali, police said Saturday.

The SC had last month permitted sale and manufacture

of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide and fixed a

two-hour time period (8pm-10pm) for bursting them on Diwali

and other festivals.

The state home department had asked the police to

implement the SC directive on firecrackers and ensure action

against those violating the deadline.

More than 100 cases were registered in various parts

of the metropolis against people who burst firecrackers after

the 10 pm deadline, the police added.

Also, 53 cases were registered at various police

stations against firecracker sellers for violating safety

guidelines, a spokesperson of the Mumbai Police said.

In the first case related to violation of the SC-fixed

deadline Wednesday, the Trombay police had arrested two

persons for allegedly bursting firecrackers at midnight, a

police official said.

The two, Shyam Khalidia and Sunil Pagare - residents

of Maharashtra Nagar in suburban Mankhurd - were next day

produced before a local magistrate, who granted them bail, he


On Thursday night, seven persons were detained by the

Marine Drive police for flouting the apex court's guidelines,

he said, adding they were penalised and released.

A string of complaints related to violation of the SC

deadline on setting-off firecrackers were lodged on the Mumbai

police's official Twitter handle and regional police control

rooms, he said.

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