Seven minor boys caught with cigarettes, tobacco in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, October 6

Cigarettes and packets of tobacco were recovered from seven minor boys staying in the Observation Home, located on Gill Road, Shimlapuri.

On the complaint of the home authorities, the Shimlapuri police have registered a case under Sections 42 and 52-A, Prison Act, against boys.

The complainant in the case, Tarun Aggarwal, superintendent of the home, said on October 3, on the directions of the boys, some unknown persons had thrown one packet each of cigarettes, beedis, and tobacco on the home premises. When the same fell inside, supervisors seized them.

Even the boys, who had gone to collect packets were identified and produced before the higher authorities. ASI Ajmer Singh said it could be possible that the boys staying in the home had asked somebody to throw cigarettes and tobacco over the outer wall. Questioning of the boys was on to identify those involved in the incident. — TNS

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