210 Arrested, 371 Cases Registered on Diwali Night: Delhi Police

As much as 3,764 kgs of crackers were also seized on Diwali night, with 940 PCR calls received in the same period.

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A view of a street littered with firecracker waste during Diwali celebrations in Delhi on 27 October.
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As many as 210 people were arrested and 371 cases were registered in Delhi on Diwali night, Delhi Police’s data showed on Monday, 28 October.

Of the total cases, 56 were registered for storing and selling firecrackers illegally and 44 people were arrested. The rest 315 cases were registered for bursting illegal firecrackers and also for bursting any cracker outside the two-hour window; 166 people were arrested for the offences, the data showed.

"A total of 371 cases were registered (for various violations), 210 people were arrested and 3764.75 kg firecrackers was seized on Diwali," the data stated.

Police received 940 calls on Diwali for violation of several rules.

The maximum number of cases were registered in Dwarka district at 75. West district reported 56 cases, northeast 54, Shahdara 34, Rohini 23, Northwest 22, South 21, East 19, Southeast 18, Central 17, North 15, Outer Delhi 13 and southwest district 4.

Out of the total 210 arrests, 52 were made by Northeast district police, 22 by South, 21 by Rohini, 15 by Central, 15 by Northwest, 30 by West, 13 by Southeast, 7 by Outer, 8 by Shahdara, 9 by Dwarka, 5 by Southwest and 13 by North districts.
210 Arrested, 371 Cases Registered on Diwali Night: Delhi Police
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From the 210 people arrested, 44 were held under the Explosives Act and 166 under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

Meanwhile, among the 371 cases, 315 were registered under IPC Section 188 and 56 of them under the Explosives Act.

According to the data released by police, 371 cases were registered and 3,500kg banned firecrackers were seized on Diwali night.

Of the firecrackers seized, 1321.9 kg was seized in northeast, 41.8 kg in Central, 118.9 kg in North, 16.2 kg in Northwest, 164.65 kg in South, 38 kg in Dwarka, 118 kg in West, 704.25 kg in Outer, 728 kg in Rohini, 40 kg in Shahdara, 174.85 kg in Southeast, 298.2 kg in Southwest districts.

As much as 3,764 kgs of crackers were also seized on the intervening night of 27 and 28 October.

With the action on Diwali night, a total of 261 people have been arrested, 433 cases registered and 9,758 kg of crackers seized along with other products “till date”.

A blanket of haze hung over Delhi a day after Diwali on Monday, when the air quality index plummeted to “very poor”, the worst-recorded level this season.

The city's air quality index (AQI) stood at 368, a huge improvement over last year when it touched as high as 642, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Authority (DPCC), reported PTI.

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