Delhi police have arrested seven people and seized around 600 kilograms of firecrackers illegally sold in the nation’s capital from their possession, officials said on Sunday.
Ahead of Diwali, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to ban firecrackers, including green crackers, in the city until November 30 to tackle pollution amid the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the city.
As of Sunday, cases have been registered against seven people for illegally selling crackers in the nation’s capital, police said.
“The police recovered 593,224 kg of firecrackers and arrested seven people. In addition, eight cases were recorded in connection with the explosion of crackers. One person was arrested and 1 kg of fireworks was recovered”, said Anil Mittal, another Delhi Police PRO.
All licenses issued for the sale of firecrackers have been suspended and further action will be taken on instructions from NGT, he said.
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