Six cases were registered in Gurgaon during Diwali against people who allegedly violated the directions of the Supreme Court, which had last week stated that only vendors with proper licence could sell firecrackers, and only green crackers could be burst in a two-hour window on Wednesday evening.
“Six cases have been registered against both vendors, who were found selling crackers without proper licences, and people who violated the Supreme Court order and burst crackers that did not classify as green crackers,” said Subhash Boken, PRO of Gurgaon Police.
The six cases were registered under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), and 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health) against people who were caught bursting crackers. The other two cases were registered under IPC section 188 and relevant sections of The Explosive Act, 1884, for “selling explosive items without any permit or licence”.
“The six people found to be involved in these incidents were arrested and have been released on police bail,” said PRO Boken.
The violations came despite the District Magistrate, Vinay Pratap Singh, on Tuesday, issuing an order directing, “Diwali celebration to be carried out only at designated places in District Gurugram for November 7 only from 08.00 pm to 10.00 pm and bursting of firecracker to be prohibited on other days pre and post Diwali.”