SITA RAM Vs. STATE OF HARYANA & ANR.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO. 10532 OF 201 4
(Arising out of SLP(C) NO. 5346 OF 2012)

SITA RAM ………APPELLANT
Vs.
STATE OF HARYANA & ANR. ………RESPONDENTS

The appellant started his factory for manufacturing fireworks in the year 1990 at Village Kasar, Tehsil Bahadurgarh, District Jhajjar and was granted a license by the Chief Controller of Explosives for storage of explosives under the Explosives Rules, 1983 framed under the Explosives Act, 1884. Under the Explosives Rules, it is mandatory to maintain open radial safety distance of 71 meters from all sides around the magazine storing2 Lakh Kgs. of fireworks. The letter dated 05.03.2001 was issued to the appellant’s firm by the Joint Chief Controller of Explosives, Faridabad, stipulating that 71 meters of safety radial distance must be maintained from all sides of the magazine storing 2 Lakh kgs of fireworks. The explosive rules further mandate that land of 71 meter radius around the magazine should also be free from construction for the continuance of the explosive license….read more