46 crime cases registered during Dahi Handi festival

Crime cases comprised of violation of sound pollution and using participants below the age of 14

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When Mumbaikars were busy celebrating Dahi Handi festival, on the very same day, 46 crime cases were registered at various police stations across the city. These cases comprised of violation of sound pollution norms, breaching the permissible limit of a human pyramid, etc.

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This year, participants below the age of 14 were banned from participating in Dahi Handi festival. Also, it was mandatory for the participants, who climb to the top of the human pyramid, to wear a safety harness. However, nothing of this sort was followed as many Dahi Handi groups used children below the age of 14.

On the day of the festival, 219 people were injured while one died. By Tuesday night, various police stations across the city filed cases for violating safety norms.

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