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Drive against drinking menace at public places in Mohali

chandigarh Updated: Aug 31, 2015 23:51 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
SAS Nagar

Taking strict note of the people drinking in the open in various market places and creating ruckus thereafter, the SAS Nagar police along with the traffic wing have launched a drive to check the menace.

The traffic wing of the SAS Nagar police have issued 25 challans in the last about a month and impounded some vehicles during the drive.

"We have launched a special drive to check drunken driving and drinking in the open. Most of the complaints are pouring in from the market areas of Phases 5, 7 and 3B2 where youths drink in parked vehicles, causing inconvenience to the residents," said Gurmeet Singh Sohal, in- traffic (Zone 2), SAS Nagar.

Apart from this, Mataur police team acting on one such complaint had rounded up a woman and her male friend, who claimed to be an advocate, for drinking in the parking lot on the back side of the Phase 7 market. No case was registered and the two were let off after a warning. After undergoing a medical examination, the duo tendered an undertaking of not to do the same in future. As per sources, the two had entered into an argument with the police.

Similarly, a youth of Bhagomajra was rounded up in Sohana for creating ruckus in a drunken state. His accomplices, however, managed to escape from the spot. He too was let off after a warning by the police.