Panchkula, January 15
In three incidents, five people have been arrested for allegedly violating the night curfew norms and moving around for non-essential reasons. In this regard, two FIRs were filed at the Sector 14 police station, while one was registered at the Sector 20 police station.
In the first incident under the jurisdiction of the Sector 14 police station, the police nabbed three youths for allegedly drinking alcohol in a public place in Sector 16 during curfew hours. A patrolling party spotted the suspects drinking alcohol in front of a restaurant in the sector market around 10.30 pm. The suspects have been identified as Mohit Kumar and Ashok Kumar, residents of Devi Nagar in Sector 3, and Happy, a resident of Surajpur in Pinjore. A case was registered against the suspects under Sections 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC, Section 51 (B) of the Disaster Management Act and under the Excise Act.
In the second incident, the police arrested the manager of La Pino’z Pizza in Sector 14 for allegedly operating during the curfew hours and found its rear gate open on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday around 1 am. The suspect, Virender Singh Chandel, is a resident of Theog in Shimla and currently lives in Marranwala in the district.
A case was registered against the suspect under Sections 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC and 51 (B) of the Disaster Management Act.
In the third case, the police arrested a dhaba owner in Sector 20 for allegedly operating beyond the permitted time on Thursday. The suspect, owner of Katani Dhaba, has been identified as Sumit Kumar, a resident of Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat. A case was registered under Sections 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC and 51-B of the Disaster Management Act.
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