Just days after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung ordered a ban on firecrackers from the national capital , except during religious functions, the city police arrested a man for allegedly bursting crackers at his niece’s wedding.The arrest was made after a police officer found the man bursting crackers, said DCP (north district) Madhur Verma. He added that the accused was arrested from the spot and later released on bail. A case under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC was registered against him at Civil Lines police station,he added.
According to ‘The Indian Express’ report, the case was registered after a complaint by sub-inspector Kunal Kishor, who was on patrolling when he heard some crackers outside Modi Bhawan at 10 pm, where the wedding was going on. He along with constable Mukesh, found that Kumar had already burnt crackers and was burning more when the baraat was about to arrive. He told his Station House Officer that Kumar was violating norms, after which the legal action was taken.
Last week, on order of the L-G, the Delhi government had imposed a ban on firecrackers in the national capital. Religious functions have been kept away from the ban, which will be reviewed at a meeting on on Tuesday.
The National Air Quality Index had reported air quality in Delhi at ‘severe’, with PM 2.5 being the prominent pollutant. Pollution peaked in the national capital during Diwali as a hazardous mix of noxious gases and respirable pollutants hang very close to the surface due to low temperature and near-stagnant wind movement.