The slots stipulated by the Supreme Court and the state government to crack crackers went out on Tuesday, when many crackers broke out during the day. Police recorded nearly a thousand cases across Tamil Nadu in connection with the violation. Chennai accounted for 343 cases.
The cases were registered largely under section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by an official), 285 (Negligent Conduct Against Fire or Combustible Materials), 278 (Atmosphere Harmful to Health) , 286 (Negligent Conduct on Explosive Substances), 268 (Public nuisance), 290 (Public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for) of the CIP and sections 74 and 80 of the City Police Act (Causing Public Nuisance). "All those arrested were released on bail immediately," said a senior police official.
In the Kancheepuram Police District, a total of 63 cases were recorded for violation of slots for crackers. The Mamallapuram police sub-division recorded 19 cases. In the district of Vellore, cases were recorded against 50 people.
In the southern districts, a total of 557 cases were recorded. "The highest were Tirunelvelli and Madurai with 137 and 128 cases. Most of the cases were registered under section 188 and for causing public nuisance, "said a police source.
In the district of Coimbatore, cases were inflicted on 184 people. In the Nilgiris, the general ban on fireworks in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve has been widely applied. However, 19 cases were recorded against people in Coonoor, Gudalur and within the city limits and rural areas of Udhagamandalam.
Although 104 cases were recorded by the Salem police, the Namakkal District Police recorded 46 cases. A total of 14 cases were recorded in Erode District against 18 people for violation of the order. In Krishnagiri district, 34 people were prosecuted and 46 in Dharmapuri.
More than 100 people have been reserved in the central region districts, including Tiruchi and Thanjavur.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services (TNFRS) received Tuesday 46 calls from Chennai and 106 from other districts. A total of 500 vehicles and more than 6,000 people were waiting.