Action to be taken against those flouted SC order on Diwali

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

He further said that the police received a good response overall and most of them followed the order of the apex court.

“Public gave us a good response overall. Most of them have followed police’s request and the Supreme Court’s order (on the bursting of firecrackers). Legal action is being taken against those who didn’t follow the order. Seven people have been detained,” he said.

Increasing toxicity in the air across India had promoted the top court to come up with immediate measures to curb the menace. On October 31, the division bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, fixed the time hours from 8 pm and 10 pm on Diwali for burning crackers and also issued guidelines on the majority of the aspect of the festival.

From partially banning fireworks to set the time limit on the bursting of crackers, the court had issued guidelines on almost every aspect of the festival. The decision from the court came on a clutch of petitions on the behalf of three minors seeking a ban on the sale of firecrackers and manufacturing in an attempt to protect their health.