To tighten a noose around the fake callers making fake snatching calls at the Police Control Room (PCR), the Chandigarh police have now initiated the process of booking such informants under section 182 of IPC or under section 66(3) of the Punjab police act. Confirming the same UT SSP Nilambari Vijay Jagdale said, “Fake snatching complaints has sent the cops in a tizzy. As per our records since July 1 last year, 21 such calls have been made at the Police control room.” She further stated that as per the law, such informants will be booked under section 182 of IPC or under section 66(3) of the Punjab police act, making the informant to face up to six months of imprisonment and fine. “As the steps taken by the Chandigarh police has commendably resulted in dropping down the snatching rate in the city, so now even in mutual conflict or small brawl cases, many makes snatching calls as in snatching cases DSP and SHO reach at the spot” Jagdale said. Section 182 of IPC deals with false information with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person and the punishment for the offence.
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