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10 held for prostitution in Zirakpur

10 held for prostitution in Zirakpur

The police arrested a total of 10 persons for prostitution from a Zirakpur-based hotel, King Stone, on the Patiala road here on Sunday. Six girls were rescued from the hotel. - File photo

Zirakpur: The police arrested a total of 10 persons for prostitution from a Zirakpur-based hotel, King Stone, on the Patiala road here on Sunday. Six girls were rescued from the hotel. — TNS

2 held, 15 booked for violating orders

Zirakpur: A spa centre owner of Hotel Purple in the main market of Kalgidhar, Baltana, was booked for violating the DM’s order. In another incident, the owner of Hotel Kangan on the Zirakpur-Panchkula road was found renting out a room in the hotel without any ID proof and registration. The owners of these hotels have been arrested. The police also registered a case against Paramjit Singh Dhiman, president of the Baltana Furniture Market, and 14 others for violating the orders of the Mohali DC and playing a cricket match during the lockdown on Sunday. — TNS

‘Open shops on odd-even basis’

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal has again demanded opening of non-essential shops in the city on odd-even basis on the Punjab pattern or for three or four days a week. “Frequent and long lockdowns are causing financial loss to those dealing in non-essential goods,” said Sanjeev Chadha, CBM general secretary. Charanjiv Singh, president, CBM, said small and medium traders find it difficult to pay rent, salaries and electricity and water charges due to such extended partial lockdowns. TNS

2 violate Covid protocol, held

Mohali: The police arrested two persons, including a salon owner, for violating the Covid protocol on May 15. The suspects have been identified as salon owner Balkishan Tribpathi, a resident of Geeta Colony, Tarwad, and Amarnath of Maheshpur in Sector 21, Panchkula. The police received information that “Thai Healing and Styling Salon” was open in Sector 20 here in violation of the Covid protocol. The police said Amarnath was roaming aimlessly. He was arrested by a team of the Sector 21 police chowki. A case has been registered. TNS

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