Crack­ers seized from Delhi to be kept in PESO stor­age unit

Millennium Post - - City - ZA­FAR ABBAS

NEW DELHI: Ever since its crack­down against il­le­gal sale of fire­crack­ers, the Delhi Po­lice said it seized around 8,000 kg of crack­ers till Di­wali. How­ever, now the ques­tion arises about the stor­age of the con­fis­cated crack­ers.

Since the nor­mal malkhanas at dif­fer­ent po­lice sta­tions are not well-equipped to han­dle ex­plo­sive ma­te­rial like fire­crack­ers, all the seized ma­te­rial would go to Pe­tro­leum and Ex­plo­sive Safety Or­gan­i­sa­tion (PESO) lab in Farid­abad.

Po­lice will write to PESO au­thor­i­ties, brief­ing them Since its crack­down against il­le­gal fire­crack­ers, Delhi Po­lice said it seized around 8,000 kg of crack­ers till Di­wali

about the to­tal amount of crack­ers seized in Delhi.

Sources said that af­ter analysing the crack­ers, PESO will is­sue an or­der to its ware­house in Alipur to de­posit the said quan­tity of crack­ers.

“The seized fire­crack­ers are then safely stored in wooden boxes and The boxes are trans­ferred to Alipur to be de­posited in godowns. Since fire­crack­ers are ex­plo­sives and could be dan­ger­ous, ut­most pre­cau­tion is taken for their safe trans­port,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

The of­fi­cers han­dling the wooden boxes con­tain­ing fire­crack­ers are briefed to take nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions through­out the process, un­til they reach the PESO ware­house.

Head­quar­tered at Nag­pur, PESO has a net­work of five cir­cle of­fices, 18 sub-cir­cle of­fices and a cen­tral test­ing sta­tion. PESO han­dles all mat­ters re­lated to safety in man­u­fac­tur­ing, stor­age, trans­port and han­dling of ex­plo­sives, pe­tro­leum, com­pressed gases and other haz­ardous sub­stances through com­pre­hen­sive ad­min­is­tra­tion of the Ex­plo­sives Act of 1884, Pe­tro­leum Act of 1934, In­flammable Sub­stances Act of 1952 and rules framed there un­der Ex­plo­sives Rules of 2008 among oth­ers.

PESO’S north­ern re­gional of­fice is based in Farid­abad.

In ac­cor­dance with the Supreme court guide­lines, Delhi Po­lice reg­is­tered 562 cases and ar­rested 310 peo­ple un­der sec­tion 188 of IPC for il­le­gally pos­sess­ing and burst­ing fire­crack­ers.

The apex court had al­lowed peo­ple to burst only ‘green’ fire­crack­ers be­tween 8 pm and 10 pm on Di­wali.

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