New Year preparations*Carrying of arms at public places banned till Jan 1
Ahead of the New Year celebrations,the police have urged the general public and especially the youth to maintain law and order and do not get carried away in celebration mode.
DCP Yurinder Singh has issued an order banning carrying of arms at public places. This ban comes into force from December 30 till January 1,2010. Apart from this,ADCP Jasdev Singh Sidhu held a special meeting with the shopkeepers of Sarabha Nagar market here on Tuesday.
Talking about the meeting,Sidhu said,Sarabha Nagar has the maximum number of footfalls during festivals. New Years will bring in a lot of rush and not only Ludhianvis but people from the nearby towns and villages too will gather here for celebrations. Hence,we held a meeting with shopkeepers to ensure a secure atmosphere for families who come here. We have asked shopowners to keep an eye on people who create law and order problem.
The police this time are going to crack down heavily on people who consume alcohol in the open. We have already begun the crack down but strictness will be at its peak during the New Year celebrations, said Sidhu.
Apart from this,the general public should be ready to walk to Sarabha Nagar market for just like last year this year too the police will be barricading the entire market,to ensure there is no traffic congestion in the market place.
And while police will be cracking down on law-breakers,it is also ensuring that their own men do not cause any undue harassment. It was on December 25 that a drunken police officer stormed into a park and ordered immediate stopping of jhulas set up for children. It was only after the nearby shopkeepers intervened that the police official cooled down.