#KollamFire : Paravoor Police register case against 25 people including 15 temple committee members,2 fire work contractors and 8 others— ANI (@ANI_news) April 11, 2016
A team led by Sudarshan Kamal (Chief Controller Explosives) inspects the site of #Kollam temple fire tragedy. pic.twitter.com/WQudyX4JrG — ANI (@ANI_news) April 11, 2016
It’s correct that we denied permission for fireworks display: Chandrakumar, Circle Inspector #Kollam pic.twitter.com/lySg4xD0Lc — ANI (@ANI_news) April 11, 2016The Indian Express reported that both additional district magistrate and district collector, who denied the permission, were bullied and threatened by local politicians and Hindu groups.
“The board was against banning the pyrotechnics during temple festivals as they are part of rituals. But it should be as per the restrictions of government and court orders with sufficient safety measures.”The board has also issued an urgent circular to all temples directing that the fireworks display be carried out only in compliance with rules and regulations.