New Delhi: Over 470 kg of illegal firecrackers were recovered from a godown in North Delhi’s Sadar Bazar area. After the information received, the police arrested the owner of the warehouse. The police shared this information on Wednesday.
Police said that the accused Mohammad Rihan (21) is a resident of Uttar Pradesh and he does the work of selling things during the festival. A total of 472.4 kg of illegal firecrackers were recovered from the godown here and the godown was taken on rent for Rs 12,000, the police said. Police said the accused had bought illegal firecrackers from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and intended to sell them at a higher price on Diwali.
There is a ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Tuesday ordered a complete ban on the sale and bursting of firecrackers in the national capital till January 1, 2022. According to the order, several experts have indicated that there is a possibility of an increase in the cases of Kovid-19 and a large number of people will gather to celebrate on a large scale by bursting firecrackers, which will not only violate the rule of social distancing, but also High level of air pollution will cause serious health issues in Delhi.
Ban on bursting and selling of firecrackers till January 1, 2022
The order said that in view of the significant link between air pollution and respiratory infection, bursting of crackers is not conducive to the health of the people due to the current pandemic crisis. The DPCC said in the order, “There will be a complete ban on bursting and selling of all types of firecrackers in the National Capital Territory of Delhi till January 1, 2022.” The DPCC has asked the District Magistrates and Deputy Commissioners of Police to implement the instructions and submit daily action taken reports.