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Firecrackers Regulation- 'CBI Report Shows Manufacturers Used Banned Chemicals' : Supreme Court

Lawstreet Journal 30 Sep 2021 8:00pm

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The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday  (September 29, 2021), that the CBI's preliminary investigation into six Tamil Nadu-based firecracker manufacturers revealed that they were using barium and barium salts in the manufacture of firecrackers, in violation of the Court's ban on the use of such chemicals.

"Based on the report submitted by the CBI, it appears that the Court's earlier orders on the use of barium/barium salts, as well as orders passed by the Court on the labelling of fireworks, have been violated," the Court stated in its order.

The bench was hearing an application alleging a violation of an order dated February 10, 2017 prohibiting manufacturers from using certain chemicals that were dangerous and exceeded safety limits in their fireworks.

On Wednesday (September 29, 2021), a Bench comprised of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna took the preliminary inquiry report submitted by the Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at Chennai in response to the Court's earlier directions in an order dated March 3, 2020.

"The CBI preliminary inquiry report is serious. It has been revealed that a large amount of barium was purchased in the previous year. If it's illegal, how did you get it? This is a serious matter ", Justice MR Shah, the bench's presiding judge, stated orally after reviewing the report submitted by the CBI's Joint Director in Chennai.

On March 3, 2020, the Apex Court directed the Joint Director, CBI, Chennai, to conduct a detailed investigation into the alleged violation… Continue Reading...

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