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HC expressed concern over the use of harmful chemicals in manufacturing firecrackers
HC expressed concern over the use of harmful chemicals in manufacturing firecrackers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report on the use of toxic chemicals in the manufacture of firecrackers is very serious and violated court orders on the use of "prima facie," barium and labelling of crackers. A bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna said that harmful chemicals like barium salt were found in the firecrackers seized by the CBI.

The court said manufacturers like Hindustan Fireworks and Standard Fireworks purchased barium on a large scale and used these chemicals in firecrackers. The court gave another opportunity to the manufacturers to place their case regarding the report of the Joint Director of CBI, Chennai and directed that a copy of the preliminary inquiry report of the CBI be made available to all concerned lawyers by Thursday.

The Supreme Court further said that there is a celebration in the country per day but it has to look into other aspects and cannot leave people to die. The Supreme Court will hear the matter next on October 6. The sale and storage of firecrackers have been banned in Delhi this year also, which will remain in force till November 1.

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