Man ar­rested for burst­ing crack­ers near PM’s house

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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

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