Delhi Govt raids 96 premises involved in stocking acid
New Delhi: As part of efforts to check the illegal sale of acid in the national capital, Delhi government on Friday raided as many as 96 premises and sealed three premises involved in stocking acid for business.
"During the inspection, 17 premises were identified violating the norms, 8 cases have been registered and a total penalty of Rs 1,30,000 has been imposed on them. Apart from that 3 premises have also been sealed," said Principal Secretary (Revenue) Dharampal.
Dharampal said that 3 premises in North District were sealed during the inspections whereas no violations were found in South, South-West, North-East, Shahdara and New Delhi Districts.
These inspections were made in compliance with the directions issued by Supreme Court of India in the case of Laxmi Vs. Union of India.
As per the order, no seller is allowed to stock or sell acid without license.
Buyers will be sold the chemical only after they show their government issued photo identity proof, and purpose of purchase.
The seller is obliged to record the sale details and submit them with the local police within three days along with disclosing all stocks to the local sub-divisional magistrate within 15 days. Failing to do so could lead to a fine of Rs 50,000.
No acid should be sold to anyone below 18 years of age. Also, only non-harmful form of acid will be available over the counter.
In laboratories, hospitals and other institutions where acids are used, a person will be placed in-charge of storing acid, and of compulsory checking of students and personnel leaving the institution.
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