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Policemen in plainclothes move around in traditional markets to check firecracker sale

New Delhi: Delhi Police in plain clothes now been visiting the markets to check whether anyone selling crackers after Supreme Court's order of banning the sale of firecrackers on Monday.
To check the online sale of the cracker police have formed a special team of Crime Branch and Cyber Cell.
Police sources claimed that police personnel in plain clothes been visiting the market to check whether there was any illegal sale of the firecrackers.
"Team consists of few policemen taking a round of markets and also clicking photographs if they found any illegal firecrackers been sold," said a police source.
Police sources further claimed that meetings were taken by several district police with the firecracker traders whether they have clearly told them about banning of firecrackers.
Police still want to leave no stone unturned for which they have been conducting surprise checks in the markets.
The senior police officers which include SHOs of the districts have been on toes to keep their tight vigil on the illegal sale of firecrackers.
Police sources claimed that if any illegal sale found in particular area then the police personnel of the area including the SHO will be asked for explanation and action will be taken. "We don't want any negligence," said a police official.
Police are also keeping a tab on the sale of firecrackers through online shopping website they have formed a team which are keeping a tab on the online sale and purchased.
"We are keeping a tab on the online sale of firecrackers," said Deputy Commissioner of Police and PRO, Madhur Verma.
Police sources further claimed that eyes on the online sellers and purchased of the firecrackers through online.
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 whereas 347 were rejected. The licenses were given before Supreme Court judgment.
A senior police official stated that all the licenses have been rejected. In the year 2016, around 1,073 applications came in which 968 applications were granted whereas 103 were rejected whereas two applications were withdrawn.
On Monday, the Supreme Court restored the ban on the sale of firecrackers till November 1, in Delhi and the NCR region.
The order has been passed with a view of controlling pollution levels during the festival of Diwali.
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