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Over 200 temporary firecracker shops licenses cancelled

New Delhi: After Supreme Court order of banning the sale of firecrackers on Monday till November 1 to curb the air pollution, more than 200 temporary licenses of firecrackers shops which were given by Delhi Police faced the heat as their licenses were immediately canceled.
Police claimed that they will strictly implement the order of the apex court.
The police data accessed by Millennium Post stated that in the year 2017 for Diwali season around 782 temporary licenses of firecrackers shops came to Delhi Police in which more than 250 licenses of firecrackers were granted and 347 were rejected. The licenses were given before Supreme Court judgment.
A senior police official told this newspaper that they have got the court orders and are going through the court orders. In the year 2016, around 1,073 applications came in which 968 applications were granted whereas 103 were rejected whereas two applications were withdrawn.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and PRO Madhur Verma stated that all the licenses have been rejected and there will be no firecrackers this Diwali.
"We will strictly implement the court orders," said Verma.
Police sources claimed that for the implementation of the order, senior police officials will keep a tab on their districts.
A senior police official from a district stated that after the decision there will be no sale of the crackers and they will make sure the decision will be implemented thoroughly.
Showing happiness about the decision, the police officer stated that it was a remarkable decision which will help in curbing air pollution. Police sources further claimed that city police will also keep a tab on the illegal sale of the firecrackers.
"If any person found selling illegal firecrackers quick action will be taken by Delhi Police," said a police official.
Each year, Diwali festivities leave the air in Delhi thick with deadly smog and suspended particles, and some people also complaints of breathlessness and lung difficulties.

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