30 booked for bursting crackers beyond stipulated time in Guwahati

Guwahati, November 8: City police arrested around 30 persons for violating the stipulated time ordered by the Supreme Court for bursting firecrackers on the occasion of Diwali on Wednesday here.

As per reports, around 10 persons were held by the Dispur police for bursting crackers before 8 pm which is beyond the time fixed by the state government for Diwali. The Bharalu police also held 20 people for bursting crackers after 10 pm, as per a report filed by a local TV channel.

It may be mentioned that the apex court fixed 8 pm to 10 pm as the time period for the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali and it also directed that only green firecrackers which are less polluting would be sold in the country.