Tweet over cracker ban lands cop in soup
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.