90 brawls witnessed among New Year Eve
Chandigarh: The New Year’s Eve was marked by ruckus, brawls, nuisance and other happenings in the city. The number of calls received by the PCR and number of challans issued for drunken driving witnessed a rise from last year.
A police official said the Chandigarh Police Control Room received 1,600 calls from 8 pm to 8 am on December 31. the PCR vehicles were dispatched to 298 events for police assistance.
The PCR received 90 calls pertained to quarrel and brawl, 64 to noise pollution and 23 to nuisance at public places. Besides, 52 calls were received about accidents and the remaining 69 calls were of miscellaneous events. As compared to the previous year, the calls were more ithis year.
During the New Year celebrations last, a total 1,450 calls were received at Police Control Room and 283 events generated where PCR dispatched for police assistance, while 87 calls pertained to quarrel and brawl, 43 to noise pollution, 37 to creating nuisance at public places and 48 calls were of accidents and the remaining 68 calls of other miscellaneous events.
252 challans issued for drunken driving
Meanwhile, during the 20 drunken driving checkposts set up in the city, 252 challans were issued for dunken driving and 104 challans were for miscellaneous offences. As many as 187 police personnel of the traffic wing, 80 police personnel from the IRB and 87 Home Guards volunteers were deployed at the nakas to check drunken driving.
About 2,000 police personnel from police stations/units, IRB and PCR were deployed to maintain law and order. They included eight DSPs and 40 Inspectors. All the DSPs and Inspectors of the Chandigarh Traffic Police were also present in the field and remained vigilant throughout the day to enforce traffic rules.
About 400 women police officials were also deployed. One special women police squad headed by an Inspector was deputed in the city for the help of women. A total of five women called PCR to seek police help on the night intervening of December 31, 2016, and January 1, 2017.
Baddi youth stabbed to death in Panchkula
Panchkula: The New Year on Sunday commenced with a murder in the city following which a person lost his life at the time when the first day of the year just started.
The incident took place on the the intervening December 31 and January 1 at around 1.20 am in Sector 5, Panchkula.
The victims hail from Baddi (HP) who had come to Panchkula for New Year’s Eve celebrations on Saturday at Hide Inn Club, Sector 5.
The victims have been identified as Deepak (24) and Jonty (25). The incident took place when the victims along with their friends were celebrating the occasion in the parking area after the party concluded following which heated arguments occurred with another group over parking issue.
The other group attacked them with sharpedged weapons and stabbed Deepak, alias Deepu, in the chest and stomach, resulting his death on the spot, Jonty was admitted to the Sector 6 Civil Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, the accused fled from the spot and have not been identified yet. The local police laid nakas at several points following the incident but failed to nab the miscreants.
‘’The accused have not been identified yet and we are scrutinising the CCTV footage of the club to get some clue about the members of the other group who attacked the victims.
A case under relevant sections of murder has been registered against unidentified persons and investigation into the case is in progress’’, said SHO Lalit Kumar, Sector 5, Police Station.
50 booked for creating nuisance on roads
Mohali: On the eve on New Year, the Traffic Police conducted a special drive all over Mohali city to check the violators on roads.
Almost 70 challans were issued by the cops for various violations late on New Year’s midnight.
As many as 10 special nakas had been put up in the bustling areas of the city, including all entry points of Mohali, in front of North Country Mall, roads outside markets of Phases 5, 3B2, 7 and 10, Sector-70, Bawa White House road, Phase 11 and other sensitive points.
DSP (Traffic) Hamroz said the Traffic Police was on toes to maintain law and order on roads.
“Traffic policemen in coordination with PCR vehicles had remained on duty till early morning to check traffic violators,” the DSP said.
The challans issued for offences like drunken driving, not wearing seatbelts, underage driving, over speeding, driving without licence and for wrong parking, etc.
Traffic In Charge Manphul Singh said the police issued 24 challans. He impounded two vehicles.
He added that a call centre cab hit the barricade near the Forest Complex naka. Later the driver was handed over to Phase 8 Police Station.
Almost 50 people were booked for creating nuisance on roads and playing loud music in vehicles at midnight.
The DSP (Traffic) said that the police had publicised its helpline numbers, especially for women facing any problem of eve-teasing while returning home from parties late night.
The police had put up barricades at various places and entry points to Chandigarh from Mohali, especially at YPS Chownk, furniture market road and Franco Hotel road.
The police had also issued advisory to women passengers not to take lift from strangers and avoid taking any unregistered taxi services.