By: Pune Pulse
November 15, 2023
Pune: According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Satyanarayan Choudhary, the police maintained a tight watch to make sure the High Court’s directive to only burst crackers on Diwali between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday was followed. However, locals from various areas expressed dissatisfaction over unbearable bursting noise of firecrackers well after midnight.
As per further information, 734 people were fined for breaking the court order or other regulations.
In South Mumbai, 38 such cases were registered by the police which were related to the Explosives Act. Furthermore, 27 cases were registered in total at police stations in south Mumbai where four cases each at Colaba, Cuffe Parade, and Marine Drive; 7 at LT Marg and 8 at Pydhoni were recorded.
A Mumbai resident, who described her surprise at being stuck in a traffic jam along Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, while a throng of people threw blinding crackers in their path, was among the residents who voiced their complaints about firecrackers.
An environmentalist in Powai claimed that Sunday, November 12, felt like a combat zone. Firecrackers continued well past 10 pm in the neighborhood despite the establishment of a new police chowki, and nobody seemed to be concerned. Those who disobeyed the order were obviously not being dealt with by the authorities who were supposed to enforce it.