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Pune Police carry out combing operation at ‘sensitive spots’ ahead of Independence Day

Besides checking the criminals on record, searches were conducted at various locations like bus stops, over 400 hotels and lodges, railway stations and sensitive spots in the city.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: August 13, 2021 9:01:45 pm
Pune lonavala maval dam restrictionsPreventive action was taken against 308 history sheeters during the operation as per sections of the Criminal Procedure Code. (Express Photo by Rajesh Stephen)

Pune City Police carried out a combing operation between 9 pm on August 11 and 1 am on August 12 in view of 75th Independence Day. Police also checked as many as 2,389 persons with criminal backgrounds during the operation.

Police conducted searches at various locations like bus stops, over 400 hotels and lodges, railway stations and sensitive spots in the city. Preventive action was taken against 308 history-sheeters during the action.

Meanwhile, one person was arrested with a country-made pistol while 37 persons were found to be in possession of sharp weapons, and they were also arrested.

Crime Branch sleuths arrested five persons in Lonikand police station area while they were allegedly preparing for an armed robbery. Three persons were arrested with possession of 2.53 kg of marijuana.

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