Never thought bursting crackers could land anyone in jail: Delhi DCP
New Delhi : A Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner Devender Arya landed himself into trouble with a tweet over SC's ruling on bursting crackers. After facing backlash on social media, the cop deleted his tweet from the social media.
"Diwali pe bamp/pataka bajane pe jail ho sakthi hain. Kabhi socha nahin ke ye din aayega, kya main apne Bharat desh me hi hoon? Jai Sri Ram. Jai Hind (Bursting firecrackers on Diwali could land you in jail. Never imagined such a day would come. Am I in my country, Bharat? Jai Sri Ram. Jai Hind)." Arya had tweeted.
His tweet became an instant viral on social media after thousands of people shared it with many criticising his thoughts.
In a wake on negative trend on social media, the Delhi Police issued a statement claiming that they have nothing to do with the thoughts expressed by the DCP. “The said tweet got posted from the personal handle of Sh. Devender Arya. It was immediately deleted by the officer. Delhi Police has nothing to do with that tweet. We are committed to ensure that directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court on this issue are strictly complied with,” it said.
The DCP also clarified his comments and termed it an ‘inadvertent slip’. “It was a momentary inadvertent slip on my part. It does not reflect any opinion/view. I sincerely apologise for this inadvertent slip.”
Earlier, on Wednesday night, the Delhi Police arrested over 310 people for bursting firecrackers before the permissible timing directed by the Supreme Court.