SC to hear traders' plea on cracker ban in Delhi-NCR

ANI | Updated: Oct 13, 2017 05:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Friday hear traders' plea, seeking modification of the October 9 order banning sale of firecracker in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) till November 1.

The top court 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 on Monday 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.

Following the order, the traders mentioned the matter before the court for an urgent hearing.

They said their licences were revived in pursuance of the apex court's September order and that they had procured firecrackers for the sale during Diwali.

The traders told the Supreme Court that the latest order would cause huge loss to them as they have already invested huge amount of money after their licences were revived. (ANI)