Fourteen people, including three women, were detained for bursting firecrackers outside the Supreme Court to protest the temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers. They were taken to Tilak Marg police station, from where they were released within 30 minutes.
DCP (New Delhi district) B K Singh said they received a call at around 4.45 pm that some people were protesting outside ‘D’ gate of the Supreme Court and bursting crackers. “After receiving the PCR call, police immediately rushed to the spot and detained the protesters. The members, who claimed to be from an outfit named Azad Hind Fauj, burst firecrackers outside the apex court. As many as 14 persons, including three women, were detained under Sections 65 Delhi Police Act and taken to Tilak Marg police station,” he added.
After questioning, police came to know that the demonstrators were led by one Satpal Malhotra (55), who came from northwest Delhi’s Gagan Vihar area in their cars and were protesting against the Supreme Court’s order.
Two arrested in Gurgaon for selling crackers
Two persons were arrested Tuesday and a shop was sealed for selling firecrackers in Gurgaon.
Police said the two men arrested have been identified as Guddu and Sonu, both residents of Uttar Pradesh and were selling crackers in Sector 9A. “Information was received that the two were selling crackers by the roadside. They were arrested from the spot,” said Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurgaon Police.
A few hours later, a shop in Gadoli village was sealed and 39 boxes of crackers were seized, Kumar added.