Thane: 184 arrested for various offences in four-hour special drive, 1,600 traffic violations registered

Times of India | 4 days ago | 25-11-2022 | 04:50 pm

Thane: 184 arrested for various offences in four-hour special drive, 1,600 traffic violations registered

THANE: As many as 184 people involved in various prohibited activities including gambling, consumption of liquor or narcotics, possessing arms illegally were arrested during a surprise four hour long combing operation undertaken within the Thane police jurisdiction till the wee hours of Thursday, the police informed. In a parallel drive, over 1,600 cases of traffic violations including bikers riding without helmets, motorists not wearing seat belts, signal jumping among others were also reported. A senior official said the operation began on Wednesday 11pm and went on till 1am on Thursday following orders from the Thane police commissioner wherein a team of over 1,500 staff including officers and constables combed out their respective jurisdictions to weed out those involved in anti-social activities. The operation included scanning all hotels, lodges, bars along with taking action on those found carrying weapons illegally, consuming narcotics, liquor in public places among others. As many as ten wanted absconding accused were also arrested in the drive, in addition to those found involved in gambling and other illegal activities in various parts of Thane police limits, officials informed. In addition, over 1600 cases of traffic violations were also booked along with action taken on auto rickshaws and motorists found driving under the influence of alcohol. As many as 595 bikers were penalised for riding without helmets while 2,34 motorists fined for driving without wearing the mandatory seat belts within the jurisdiction, informed the police. In addition, 91 drink and drive cases were also registered. Around 222 auto rickshaw drivers were also pulled up and a collective penalty of over Rs one lakh was recovered for various violations, informed an official.


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