Man arrested for bursting crackers near PM’s house
New Delhi: The Special Protection Group (SPG) control room posted at the residence of the Prime Minister called up the police complaining about firecrackers being burst close to the residence on Saturday night.
The caller informed the Chankyapuri police station around 10.15pm about the incident following which a team swung into action and checked the areas close to the PM’s residence.
The personnel tracked the noise to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) compound near Teen Murti lane. “We spotted a man bursting crackers near the slums as his family was blessed with a baby girl the same day. The man, Vivek Kumar Gupta (25), was taken into custody and brought to the police station,” police said.
Gupta runs a mobile accessory shop in Chanakyapuri, while his father works as a lower division clerk with Delhi government’s environment ministry. Gupta, who got married two years ago, had a daughter on Saturday at NDMC Hospital in Khanna market at Lodhi Colony. He told the cops that he burst the firecrackers as he was excited.
“As a mark of celebration, he exploded a sky firecracker. We have registered a case under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant). Since the offence is bailable, he was arrested and released on bail,” added the officer.
As per the direction passed by Supreme Court, bursting of firecrackers with a sound measure 125-145 decibels and above within a range of four metres are banned. New Delhi: Around 60 compositions of "green" crackers made by various manufacturers were approved for production till now while 24 were rejected, Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization (Peso) chief M K Jhala told TOIon Monday.
Unlike last year, green crackers will be available in DelhiNCR this Diwali, Jhala said.
However, green crackers were not available in the market and Diwali saw violation of the order all over Delhi-NCR.
“These approved compositions do not have any barium nitrate. The manufacturers came up with the compositions