Fight against roadside encroachment: Action against 416 dhaba owners; 20 arrested for operating illegal taxi ranks
During the operation, 606 illegal auto/taxi/bus stations were dismantled and 20 people operating them were convicted under the Goonda Act, while two others were slapped with Gangsters Acts, in addition to the seizure of 100 vehicles until May 27, a government spokesman said.
The state government had so far acted against 416 ‘dhaba’ (roadside restaurant) owners and removed 18,875 vehicles from 658 major city entry points since a nationwide campaign the state was launched on May 19 against encroachment on roads, illegal parking and unauthorized driving of vehicles. etc, as directed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a government spokesman said on Saturday.
“As many as 606 illegal auto/taxi/bus stations were dismantled and 20 people operating such stations were arrested under the Goonda Act while the Gangster Act was imposed on two others in addition to the seizure of 100 vehicles until May 27,” the spokesperson said.
He said 1,229 illegal parking lots and 10,687 roadside encroachments had also been removed, taking action against two under the Gangster Act and reserving three under the Goonda Act. “In addition, 9 transport mafias have been identified and FIRs have been filed against five of them. Of these, one each has been booked under the Gangster Act and the Goonda Act,” the spokesperson said.
He said 3,836 vehicles had been penalized for speeding and an amount of ₹17,38,000 were collected by them as compound charges while 1,240 drivers were penalized for drunk driving. “As per the High Court order, no less than 71,114 loudspeakers have also been removed from religious venues and the sound volume of 58,180 has been adjusted to standard,” he added.
Ludhiana: Honey trap gang dismantled, two out of four women detained
Tibba police dismantled a honey trap racket and arrested four people, including two women, on Saturday. One of the gang members has not yet been arrested, police said. The FIR against them was registered on the complaint of Nagendra Yadav of New Vijay Nagar. A fabric maker, Yadav, told police he ran a factory near Puneet Nagar. Friday evening, he went to his factory by scooter.
Ludhiana witnesses a pleasant change of weather
Easing the scorching heat, the thunderstorm seen in the city on Saturday evening made for pleasant weather. Partly cloudy weather has prevailed in the city since the morning and rains, accompanied by strong winds, have lowered mercury levels in the evening. According to the Meteorological Department of Chandigarh, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 27 degrees.
Ludhiana: an employee of a jewelry store arrested for theft
Number 8 Division police booked an employee of a jewelry store for allegedly stealing items worth thousands of dollars on Friday. Akash has been identified as Akash of Chaura Bazaar. The FIR was recorded following the statement of Lalit Chopra from Rishi Nagar. The complainant said that on Friday they were present in the store and attended to customers.
Congress leader tasked with cleaning Rajiv Gandhi statue with his turban
The co-coordinator of Kisan Congress, a wing of the All India Congress Committee, has been convicted of hurting religious feelings by cleaning up a statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi installed in a park in Salem Tabri with the turban of Gursimran Singh Mand. The action against Gursimran Singh Mand was taken about 10 months after the incident. Mand had arrived at the scene and cleaned the statue with his turban, which sparked an argument.
Ludhiana: Police issue warning against fraudsters posing as officials
The cybercrime wing of the Punjab Police has issued a warning to mobile phone users to beware of fraudsters who have found new ways to trick and deceive people. These scammers pretend to be officers and trick people into sending them suspicious links on WhatsApp. Three such cases have been reported to Ludhiana in the past 45 days, in which fraudsters tricked people into posing as government officials. Police have only solved one case so far.