Several parts of Delhi-NCR received overnight rain on Friday as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted thunderstorms with moderate-intensity rain on weekend.
Meanwhile, a fire broke out at a three-storey plastic factory in Noida’s Sector 3 on Friday evening, with 15 fire tenders sent to the spot to control the blaze. With a trail of smoke visible from kilometres away, the fire continued to burn as firefighters fought to contain it late into the evening, despite some rain. Police said that no casualties were reported. The fire, fuelled by the plastic goods within the factory, gave off dense smoke and fumes that impaired visibility and made breathing difficult. While firefighters were deployed at the adjacent building to contain the fire, others donned oxygen tanks and sealed masks to fight the fire amidst the thick smoke.
The Delhi High Court on Friday has dismissed Former Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze’s petition challenging the sanction of the Central Government to prosecute him under the UAPA in connection with the Antilla bomb scare case. A division bench of Justice Mukta Gupta and Justice Anish Dayal dismissed Waze’s petition for “lack of territorial jusrisdiction”. Waze had approached the Delhi HC claiming that the HC has the jurisdiction to entertain his plea as the sanction order was passed by the central government in Delhi.