New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested 10 people and registered 12 cases for alleged sale of firecrackers in the national capital, officials said.Also Read - Republic Day: Delhi Police Issues Travel Advisory For Parade Dress Rehearsal On Jan 22, 23. Details Here

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“Among the 12 cases, one was registered in northeast district, one in outer-north, four in northwest, one in Rohini, two in west, two in outer and one in Dwarka,” Additional PRO (Delhi Police) Anil Mittal said. Also Read - Al-Qaeda Outfit's Claim of Bomb Scare in Ghazipur Mandi 'Bogus', Says Delhi Police

“Total 10 people were arrested on Wednesday — one in northeast district, one in outer-north, four in northwest, one in Rohini, one in west and two in outer,” he said.

Mittal said police recovered 1,769.89 kg of firecrackers. The most — 1,638.8 kg — were recovered from west district.

On Wednesday, police registered two cases for bursting firecrackers in the east and northwest district. One person was arrested from the northwest district, he said.

A total of 100 grams of firecrackers were recovered from his possession,

Till Wednesday, police have registered 29 cases and arrested 30 people for allegedly selling fireworks. A total of 2,792.77 kg of crackers were recovered from their possession, police said.

Ten cases were registered and two persons arrested for allegedly bursting the firecrackers, they said.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”.

All the district DCPs have been asked to ensure that steps are taken against the violators under appropriate sections of law and that strict action is initiated against the staff for any non-compliance of the order, police had said.

The DCPs of all the 15 police districts will constitute police station-wise teams to supervise the implementation of the NGT order. Each beat staff would be properly briefed by the SHOs concerned to enforce the direction in letter and spirit, they had said.