The situation was similar, if not worse, in the neighbouring regions of Delhi such as Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad, where crackers were burst as usual, raising question marks on the efficacy of the administration in enforcing the apex court's ban.
The massive explosion at the illegal firecracker factory at Bahabalpur had claimed the lives of six persons and left nine seriously injured Wednesday night.
Delhi Police said that it will also issue advertisements announcing the cancellation of licenses.
The apex court had given its first order on November 11, 2016 banning the sale of firecrackers till further orders. Licences issued to shopkeepers were suspended.
The BJP government's crackdown on illegal abattoirs has led to harassment of legal businesses by agencies and vigilante groups, says an industry association
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