Punjab police arrest 255 folks for promoting banned ‘Chinese language manjha’
Chandigarh, January 23
Punjab police have arrested 255 folks within the final one month for allegedly promoting banned “Chinese language manjha” or artificial kite strings.
The state police are cracking down on the sale of banned ‘Chinese language manjha’ following a spate of unlucky incidents throughout kite flying competitions.
Giving particulars on motion taken throughout previous one month in opposition to sellers buying and selling within the banned “Chinese language manjha”, Inspector Basic of Police (Headquarters) Sukhchain Singh Gill mentioned on Monday that police groups have recovered 11,364 “Chinese language dor bundles (kite strings)” after registering 234 First Info Reviews (FIRs) and arresting 255 individuals who indulged in promoting this deadly kite flying string.
Notably, just a few days again, a four-year-old boy acquired greater than 100 stitches on his face after ‘China dor’, as it’s popularly identified in Punjab, obtained entangled round his neck and brought about deep cuts close to Samrala, in Ludhiana district.
It occurred as the child rolled down the window pane of the automobile he was travelling in and caught his head out to see kites being flown. He needed to be hospitalised in Ludhiana.
In Amritsar, a 28-year-old man suffered a deep lower round his neck just lately due to Chinese language string and needed to get 20 stitches.
The kite string obtained entangled round his neck whereas he was on his technique to a financial institution on a bike.
‘China dor’ is product of nylon or artificial thread and is coated with powdered glass and steel mud to make it sharper, mentioned a shopkeeper dealing in kites.
As it’s sharper and cheaper than cotton strings, some kite fans favor to purchase it, ignoring the dangers concerned.
In the meantime, the senior police officer mentioned Punjab Police have arrested 241 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 173 first info experiences (FIRs) below the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act throughout the state within the final week.
Inspector Basic of Police, Sukhchain Singh Gill instructed reporters right here that police have additionally recovered 5-kg heroin, 4.90-kg opium, 5.92 quintals of poppy husk, and 1.95 Lakh tablets, capsules, injections/vials of pharma opioids moreover recovering Rs 7.89 Lakh drug cash from their possession.
He mentioned that with 13 extra Proclaimed Offenders (POs)or absconders in NDPS circumstances arrested within the final week, the whole variety of arrests reached 636 because the particular drive to arrest POs/absconders was began on July 5, 2022.