Ludhiana, January 11
The bus stand police post busted a racket of sale of banned Chinese string and arrested a man. The police recovered 50 rolls of banned string from him.
The arrested man has been identified as Himmat Kumar, alias Rohit, resident of City Enclave colony, Dhandra road. His accomplice, Neeraj, managed to give the police the slip.
Kite lovers have sufficient stock
- Despite the strictness of police and complete ban on the use of the Chinese string, ahead of the Lohri celebrations, kite lovers have already stored sufficient stock of the deadly string. Even the banned string is easily available in the industrial hub. Some of the sellers are even delivering the string directly at the place of buyers.
- “I have recently bought Chinese string to fly kite on Lohri. Though due to the strictness of the police, sellers are charging bit high price but there is no dearth of it at all. The seller delivered rolls to me after I sent him payment in his account,” said a resident of Civil Lines.
- Sources said the string roll, which was usually available at around Rs300, is now being sold between Rs500 and Rs600 due to its high demand ahead of Lohri.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Civil Lines, Harish Behl along with the in-charge, bus stand police post, ASI Gurcharan Singh conducted a press conference regarding the matter.
ACP Behl said secret information was received that Himmat and Neeraj were running an illegal business of Chinese string and they were on the way to deliver a huge stock of banned string to their clients. Accordingly the police party laid a naka near the bus stand and stopped the Innova car in which Himmat and Neeraj were travelling.
“When the police party stopped the car, Himmat was nabbed, while his accomplice Neeraj managed to give the police party the slip. Later when the car was checked, 50 rolls of Chinese string were seized,” added ACP Behl.
The ACP appealed to people that due to the use of banned Chinese string, many people had suffered injuries and people should avoid its use to save the human as well as birds’ lives.
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