A video showing a man firing multiple Diwali rockets at the windows of an apartment building in Maharashtra’s Thane has surfaced on social media. Police are now searching for the unidentified man and have charged him under several sections of the IPC.
Thane police took cognizance of the matter after a video capturing the incident in Ulhasnagar town of Thane district was posted on Instagram.
In the video, the man can be seen holding up a box while standing in front of a residential building. Seconds later, multiple Diwali rockets shoot out from the box, one after the other, and hit the balconies and windows of the apartment floors above.
The man was charged under IPC sections 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter), 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), an official added.
Meanwhile, 11 incidents of fire caused by firecrackers were reported in Thane on Monday. “The Thane Fire Brigade received a total of 16 calls yesterday, out of which 11 were about fire caused due to firecrackers,” said the officials of the district municipal corporation.
Several incidents of fire were also reported in Mumbai and neighbouring areas.