Delhi Police seizes 1182 kilograms of firecrackers ahead of Diwali

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2017 21:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 17 (ANI): In the wake of blanket ban on sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR, the Delhi Police has seized 1182 kilograms of firecrackers.

The police have registered around 21 FIRs so far against the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

The Supreme Court had on October 9 imposed a blanket ban on sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR in the run-up of Diwali to check the alarming pollution level.

A three-judge bench of the apex court had restored its November 2016 order, banning sale of crackers in NCR and suspended its September 2017 order - which allowed limited sale but banned imports from other states.(ANI)