Kollam collector seeks clarification from Police over violation of order refusing permission to fireworks display

Monday, Apr 11, 2016,12:32 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kollam: Kollam district collector A. Shainamol has sought clarification from District Police Superintendent over violation of a standing order refusing permission to conduct fireworks display at Paravoor Puttingal temple, which led to the death of more than 100 people.

She said she has submitted a preliminary report to the state government citing facts related to the tragic incident, and procedures taken ahead of the fireworks display.

The district collector told media Monday that Additional District Magistrate had denied permission to a request by members of temple managing committee to conduct the fireworks display.

She added that it is not clear how the police authorities facilitated the conduct of the pre-planned fireworks display.