The CBI’s report on the use of toxic chemicals in the production of firecrackers is very serious, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. And he further noted that there had been a violation of court orders regarding the use of barium and the labeling of fireworks.
The CBI found harmful chemicals such as barium salts in the items seized, Judges MR Shah and AS Bopanna said at the hearing of the case.
Manufacturers such as Hindustan Fireworks and Standard Fireworks bought barium in huge quantities and used these chemicals in fireworks, he also said.
At the hearing of the case, the court today granted another opportunity to present its case regarding the report of the Joint Director, CBI, Chennai. He also ordered that a copy of the CBI’s preliminary investigation report be served on all relevant lawyers by Thursday.
The Supreme Court said that every day there is a celebration in the country, but it must also consider other factors and cannot allow people to suffer and die.
The case is scheduled for the next hearing on October 6.
(With contributions from agencies)
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