Chennai, Nov 5:
Circulars have been issued to the various police stations to ensure that people stick to the time limit fixed by the court.
The Supreme Court earlier had fixed a slot of 2 hours for bursting firecrackers on Deepavali.
Though the time was initially fixed from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the state contested against the verdict.
Following the appeal, it was held that the two hours can be flexible but should not exceed the 2 hours time slot.
Now, the Chennai City Police has issued a warning saying that if the time limit of 2 hours is exceeded while bursting firecrackers, the person involved would have to face a jail imprisonment of 6 months.
To ensure that people stick to the time limit fixed by the court, circulars have been issued to various police stations.
Each of these police stations has been issued orders to patrol to ensure that there is no violation of the verdict.
If anybody violates the court’s verdict, he/she would face 6 months imprisonment or a fine of Rs. 1000 or both under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) It has been decided to first warn those who violate the time limit and take action if they still violate after the warning.