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