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14 FIRs lodged in 24 hours against encroachers



With the advent of the festive season, traffic problem has become a daily thing. Due to wrong parking and long waiting lines, the citizens of Ludhiana are facing major trouble. In order to control the menace, the ADCP Gurpreet Singh Sikand and his team have registered 14 FIRs in 24 hours under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and Section 283 (Danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation). Rickshaw-pullers, shopkeepers, and rehriwalas were handed FIRs for violating the rules.

ADCP said that the main purpose of lodging the complaint is to control the traffic and avoid jams, especially during the festival season. He added that these drives will continue in future so that people of Ludhiana learn to drive in a disciplined manner. The police informed the public via their official Facebook and Twitter handle which stated that SHOs will keep a check on encroachments by shopkeepers and rehris in Ludhiana still there were 14 cases reported.

Apart from this, the police have issued a guideline to tackle snatchers and advised the public to not wear gold or heavy ornaments while going to temples, shopping places or densely packed markets. With the festive season going on, the department is patrolling areas with an aim to minimise crime but has requested citizens to play their part as well.


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