HC asks Delhi Police to reconsider decision to deny firework licence

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the city police commissioner to reconsider his decision to deny fireworks' licence to a shop owner and pass a "speaking order" on his plea for selling crackers during Diwali.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the city police commissioner to reconsider his decision to deny fireworks' licence to a shop owner and pass a "speaking order" on his plea for selling crackers during Diwali.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked Delhi Police to come with a fresh order within three days on the plea of Ashok Kumar Yadav who has been denied the temporary firework licence on October 7.

In his plea filed through lawyer Tarun Sharma, Yadav said that the licence was denied on the ground that his shop has a staircase.

Although, there is the staircase in the rear of the shop, the upper floor is vacant and has neither been used for storage nor any person resides there and hence, it doesn't pose any safety threat as apprehended by police, the plea said.

"The petition is disposed of with the direction that the police officer concerned shall re-consider the matter and pass a speaking order within a period of three days from today," the court said.