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47 booked in Noida for flouting SC curbs on firecrackers

The Noida Police has booked 47 people for bursting firecrackers on Diwali beyond the two-hour time limit prescribed by the Supreme Court, officials said Thursday. Amid concerns about the alarmingly high pollution levels in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), the apex court had allowed people to burst firecrackers between 8-10 pm on Diwali. Despite widespread publicity of the Supreme Court s order by the district administration, some people were found violating the orders and a first information report (FIR) has been registered against them under the Indian Penal Code s section 188 (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by public servant), City Magistrate Shailendra Mishra said in a statement. The maximum number of 19 FIRs was lodged at Sector 20 police station. This was followed by 11 FIRs at Sector 24, 7 at Phase 2, 6 at Sector 49 and 4 at the Expressway police station, he said. Mishra said since the Supreme Court s time limit has expired, people should desist from bursting ...

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