Eatery owners among 12 booked for night curfew violation

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 10

The police today booked around dozen persons for the violation of night curfew. Majority of night curfew violators were shop or dhabha owners, who were running their eateries beyond 9 pm. Notably, night curfew has been imposed in the district from 9 pm to 5 am.

No check on liquor vends

A liquor vend was found brazenly selling liquor on the Bhadson road even after 9 pm. Similarly, a new liquor shop near the Chief Minister’s residence was also open until late night hours.

 Those, who violated orders of the district magistrate, were booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. 

 Two eatery owners, identified as Ravinder Singh and Pitambar, kept their restaurants on the Bhadson road open during the curfew hours.

 The police also booked a person for keeping his confectionery shop, near railway crossing No. 23, open beyond the prescribed time limit.

 In Passiana, one person was booked for strolling outside his house during the night curfew.

 In the Tripuri area, four people, including dhaba owners, were booked for dining and keeping eateries open during the curfew hours. 

A few liquor vends were also open during the night curfew in the district. However, no one has been booked in this regard so far. A Tribune Team found a liquor vend brazenly selling liquor on the Bhadson road even after 9 pm. Similarly, a new liquor shop near the Chief Minister’s residence was also open until late night hours.

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