Tweet over cracker BAN LANDS COP IN SOUP

Millennium Post - - City -

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Po­lice deputy com­mis­sioner has tweeted he never imag­ined that burst­ing fire­crack­ers could land some­body in jail, only to delete the post af­ter it went vi­ral.

The Delhi Po­lice, how­ever, on Fri­day said it had noth­ing to do with the tweet and the of­fi­cer had posted it from his per­sonal Twit­ter han­dle.

“Burst­ing fire­crack­ers on Di­wali could land you in jail. Never imag­ined such a day would come. Am I in my coun­try, Bharat? Jai Sri Ram. Jai Hind,” Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice(south­west) Deven­der Arya, had tweeted in Hindi. He later deleted it.

The of­fi­cer, in an­other tweet on Fri­day, said, “It was a mo­men­tary in­ad­ver­tent slip on my part. It does not re­flect any opin­ion/view. I sin­cerely apol­o­gize for this in­ad­ver­tent slip.”

The Supreme Court had al­lowed peo­ple to burst fire­crack­ers from 8 pm to 10 pm only on Di­wali and other fes­ti­vals.

The top court also al­lowed man­u­fac­ture and sale of just “green crack­ers” which have low emis­sion of light, sound and harm­ful chem­i­cals.

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