Fi­nally, cops wake up to check de­face­ment

Launch anti-de­face­ment drive five months af­ter the state assem­bly elec­tions and al­most a month af­ter the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion elec­tions

HT Ludhiana Live - - In & Around - HT Live Correspondent [email protected]­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

The laid­back at­ti­tude of the po­lice could be gauged from the fact that the po­lice com­mis­sion­er­ate, Lud­hi­ana, has launched an anti- de­face­ment drive five months af­ter the state assem­bly elec­tions and al­most a month af­ter the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion elec­tions.

The po­lice have started tak­ing ac­tion against those who al­legedly de­faced pub­lic prop­erty by past­ing posters to ad­ver­tise their com­pa­nies and sup­port­ers of con­tes­tants who pasted can­di­dates’ posters dur­ing the elec­tions. The prac­tice of past­ing posters on pub­lic and pri­vate prop­er­ties was com­mon dur­ing the elec­tions.

The po­lice have reg­is­tered five cases un­der the De­face­ment of Prop­erty Act against dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies, whose posters were pasted on the walls of gov­ern­ment build­ings on Wed­nes­day.

The Di­vi­sion No 5 po­lice have reg­is­tered a case against Gur­preet and Com­pany of Jawa­har Na­gar Camp area as em­ploy­ees of the com­pany were past­ing posters on the walls and the main gate of Gov­ern­ment Girls School.

The Di­vi­sion No 8 po­lice have booked Anurag Sandhu of Im­mi­gra­tion Com­pany for past­ing posters on the walls of Gov­ern­ment Col­lege for Girls.

The drive against de­face­ment

has been launched as the prac­tice of past­ing posters has be­come

ram­pant ISH­WAR SINGH po­lice com­mis­sioner

In an­other case, the Di­vi­sion No 8 po­lice have booked Ankur Sood, owner of a pri­vate in­sti­tute that of­fers cour­ses in an­i­ma­tion and mul­ti­me­dia, for past­ing posters on the walls of quar­ters of a gov­ern­ment colony.

The Model Town po­lice sta­tion have reg­is­tered sep­a­rate cases against uniden­ti­fied per­sons for past­ing posters of the in­sti­tute that of­fers cour­ses in TOEFL and IELTS on the walls of a gov­ern­ment prop­erty and for past­ing posters of Satwant Kaur and Har­jit Singh Sodhi, can­di­dates of the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion elec­tions from ward no. 41 and 43, re­spec­tively.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice com­mis­sioner Ish­war Singh, some com­pa­nies have been de­fac­ing pri­vate and pub­lic prop­er­ties by past­ing posters and ban­ners for their ad­ver­tise­ment that leaves a bad im­pres­sion about the city. The prac­tice of past­ing posters had be­come ram­pant, there­fore, the po­lice have ini­ti­ated a drive against them.

GAU­RAV BA­JAJ/HT

Those in­volved in past­ing posters on walls have not spared even the crime branch of­fice in Lud­hi­ana.

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