Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Kerala High Court orders ban on Firecrackers

Narada Desk | April 12, 2016 5:18 pm Print

high-courtTwo days after a fire tragedy in a temple killed 110 people, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered a ban on exploding high decibel firecrackers at night.

Firework displays during the day too should not exceed the decibel levels of 125-145, a division bench of Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Anu Sivaraman said.

The court came down heavily on Kerala Police for failing to do its duty on Sunday when a massive blaze and explosion caused by fireworks led to the death of 110 people at a temple in Kollam district.

The judges wanted to know if the probe by the Crime Branch into the incident was enough or whether the Central Bureau of Investigation should probe the tragedy.