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Diwali dampener: Delhi Police cancels all temporary licences issues for selling firecrackers

Office of the Joint Commissioner of Police has directed all its DCPs to treat all the temporary licences for bursting and selling firecrackers as cancelled

November 09, 2020 / 05:15 PM IST

Days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the national capital, the office of the Joint Commissioner of Police cancelled all temporary licences issued for bursting and selling firecrackers.

In a communique issued by the Joint Commissioner of Police in the national capital to all its district DCPs, the office directed them to treat all the temporary licences as "cancelled", Hindu BusinessLine reported.

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The office even directed DCPs to take proper legal action against violators and offenders found bursting and selling firecrackers on Diwali.