THE POLICE issued more than 700 challans for various traffic violations and impounded over 150 vehicles during Holi celebrations on Thursday.
Besides, three cases of stabbing in different parts of the city were reported.
According to the traffic police officials, many nakas were put up in different parts of the city to take on hooligans. During the celebrations, a total of 746 challans were issued for various traffic violations. Out of these, 107 challans were issued for drunken driving. The officials added that around 159 vehicles were impounded on Thursday for traffic violations. Police said that Rs 94,500 were collected as a fine on Holi.
Three stabbing incidents were reported in the city, though nobody suffered serious injuries. The first incident was reported from Sector 26 when some unknown persons had a quarrel with 50-year-old man who was identified as Manohar. He was injured in the incident. Police said that they did not receive any complaint regarding the incident.
The second incident was reported from colony number 4. The officials of Industrial Area police station said that they received a complaint from Rajesh Kumar who alleged that he was attacked with sharp-edged weapons. Rajesh was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. The police said that they registered a case under sections 107 and 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
Another incident was reported from Bapu Dham Colony when two persons had a quarrel with each other on Thursday evening. The police said that Ankit and Raj Kumar had a quarrel when their bikes collided. Raj Kumar first alleged that he was apprehended by Ankit but later both agreed on a compromise.
The police officials said that the maximum calls were related to noise pollution on the police control room’s number.
As many as 950 police personnel including six DSP rank officials, 25 inspectors, 900 head constables and constables were deployed on duty in the city.
UT Inspector General of Police Tejinder Singh Luthra said that the police would put all the record on social media platforms like Twitter. He said that the police would connect with the local people through the social media and would invite their suggestions on Twitter and other popular platforms to take on the violators.