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Kite-making factory unearthed in Arifwala crackdown

Lahore police arrest 29 kite-flyers, recover kites and strings worth thousands

By News Desk

March 25, 2024 09:38 AM


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In a crackdown against kite makers, Arifwala city police seized a factory manufacturing kites and chemical strings in the village 59-EB, 24News HD TV Channel reported on Monday.
According to the report, one accused was arrested, and several accused escaped from the spot.
Arifwala police also recovered hundreds of kites, chemical strings, and chemicals used in their manufacture from the factory.
The police said that the arrested accused was identified as Asad Ullah who is a resident of Lahore city.
Arifwala police have registered a case against the accused Asad Ullah and his accomplices at the city police station.
DSP Arifwala Circle said the crackdown against chemical strings makers will continue against them.

String injures man in Samandri

A man was injured when a metallic kite string slit his throat in Samandri on Monday.

22-year-old Ijaz was rushed to Civil Hospital for medical treatment where doctors described his condition stable.

Lahore police arrest 29 kite-flyers

Lahore police also conducted a crackdown against the kite-flyers and arresed 29 accused for violating the ban on kite-flying in the city.
The police also seized kites worth thousands and chemical strings from the possesion of the accused persons.
As per details, the police arrested 12 kite-flyers from Shahdara, 7 from Shahdara town, 4 from Shafiqabad and Badami Bagh, 6 from Islampura, Nolkha, Masri Shah and Shadbagh areas.

Kharian police arrest 2 violators

In the light of the special orders of Chief Minister Punjab and IG Punjab, Khariyan police arrested two accused and recovered thousands of kites on Monday.
The 24News HD TV channel reported that
Kakrali police station arrested kite sellers named Shehzada Muhammad Zain Bilal son of Muhammad Bilal, a resident of Mohalla Gondalpura Gujarat, and Khalid Aziz son of Aziz Ahmed resident of Bazurgwal. Police have registered separate cases against the accused persons.

Kite string claims life of young man in Faisalabad

In a horrible incident reported last Saturday, a young man lost his life after a kite string slit his throat in the Iqbal Division area of Faisalabad.
According to the police, Asif Ashfaq, a young man riding a motorcycle, was going near the Mominabad novelty bridge. Meanwhile, Asif Ashfaq's throat was cut by the killer string coming from an unknown direction.
Asif Ashfaq died on the spot before being shifted to a hospital.

CM Maryam Nawaz calls for strict action against kite-flying ban violators

Taking a strict notice of the kite string slits in the province, Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz expressed severe concerns over the frequent casualties, despite the imposition of a ban across the province.
She chaired a meeting about Law and Order yesterday and said that registering a case is not enough, the violators should be punished.
“I was heartbroken after watching the video of the child who died from the string of the kite,” she said.
CM Maryam Nawaz said actions are needed on an urgent basis to implement the law. She also ordered to run a campaign for the eradication of kite flying across the province.
CM Maryam Nawaz directed to take stern action against those found involved in violating the kite-flying ban. She directed the chief secretary, district administration, and police to ensure the implementation of the said orders.

Reporters: Shehzad Ahmad, Waqas Jameel and Syed Tanveer Naqvi

 


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