Bhubaneswar: Commisonerate police today collected Rs 1.15 lakh from 140 persons for bursting firecrackers beyond the time set by the Supreme Court in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The fine was collected under the OUP Act.
A total of 370 violators have been identified by the police. Of them case was registered against 121 persons under PR Act.
Notably, the Supreme Court fixed two hours between 8 PM to 10PM for bursting firecrackers on November 7 on the occasion of Diwali. Accordingly, the state police has issued an advisory asking people to comply with the Supreme Court order.