34 arrested in Chandigarh for violating order on crackers
Chandigarh, Nov 8 : The Chandigarh Police arrested 34 people on Diwali night for violating the Supreme Court orders on the timing for bursting of crackers.
Five people were also arrested between November 5 and 7 for selling firecrackers without permit or licence, the spokesman added.
Bursting of firecrackers was allowed by authorities only from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Diwali night on Wednesday following directions from the Supreme Court.
However, many started bursting crackers just after 6 p.m. and many others continued beyond the 10 p.m. deadline.