“Concrete measures are taken to fight against the kite”
LAHORE: Capital Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore, Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said kite-flying is a potentially fatal activity and Lahore Police have taken concrete steps to curb this threat.
Lahore Police have already sent recommendations to the government with their proposed amendments to the Punjab Kite Ban Act 2001 to eradicate dangerous kite activity under the new legal framework. CCPO Lahore said police have proposed strict penalties and huge fines for kite violators. CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said this during a press conference held at Akbari Mandi Police Station on Saturday. City Division SP Tariq Rizwan, Naulakha Circle SDPO Mian Qadeer and other police officers were also present on the occasion.
The CHC said that Lahore police in their biggest action of the year against the violation of the kite law arrested an accused, Mr. Yaseen, a resident of Narowal, involved in the sale of deer- ruffles and strings.
The accused used to buy kites and ropes in Peshawar. He stored them in a store in the walled city and sold them in Lahore as well as other neighborhoods. During an information-based action, the police raided the godown in Mohalla Shiyaan and recovered up to 50,000 kites and strings of various kinds.
Police conduct raids to arrest another accused, Ali Imran, a resident of Gulberg, implicated in the heinous crime.
Dogar informed reporters that Lahore police arrested up to 10,211 people charged with violating the kite-theft law this year and registered 10,112 cases at various police stations against them. During this year, the police also recovered more than 100,000 kites and string as well as raw materials used in the manufacture of kites and string.
CCPO Lahore said the comprehensive recommendations sent by the Lahore Police to the government to tackle this crime were based on a wide range of administrative, judicial and legal measures. According to the proposals, different government institutions should be formed to disrupt the supply chain of kites, sharp twines and the manufacture of related prohibited items in order to eradicate this crime permanently. Dogar said it had been proposed that the cybercrime wing of the FIA be mandated to take action against online Facebook pages and websites involved in the promotion of organized crime selling kites, string and online. other related articles. It has been suggested that federal departments be approached to ban the importation of nylon ropes and other metallic threads used to make twine.
Dogar said this initiative by the Lahore Police would go a long way in saving precious human lives. The CHC ordered police to take strict action against kite makers, vendors, and kite thieves. He also called on citizens to prevent their children from engaging in the potentially deadly kite activity.