Police personnel deputed on PCR motorcycle number 54 raided a vacant plot in Chhabra Colony in Ludhiana and seized 105 boxes of illicit liquor. A case has been registered in this regard.
A woman present on the raided premises fled by scaling the wall when PCR men went there on Monday night. Police also seized two scooters and one motorcycle with 'police' sticker on them from the plot. Later, the absconding woman was identified as Karamjit Kaur.
Officials suspect the involvement of "black sheep" within police department in the illicit trade.
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, ACP (control room) Raj Kumar Jalhotra said the Ludhiana police commissionerate has been trying to improve the functioning of PCR motorcycle squad. The commissionerate has 66 motorcycles and 16 MUVs that patrol the roads.
PCR personnel have been delegated powers to arrest culprits and conduct raids. "The commissionerate has given PCR personnel the power to challan traffic violators also. As many as 10 ASIs deputed in the PCR squad can challan violators. Earlier, the PCR personnel had to call traffic cops to challan the violators that wasted a lot of time," said ACP Jalhotra.
PCR men earn pat on the back
PCR squad got a pat on the back for doing commendable works in the past few days. These personnel have been rewarded with cash prizes and certificates.
Cops deployed on PCR motorcycle number 37 helped an inebriated man lying unconscious on Satpal Mittal road to reach his home safely.
Personnel deputed on PCR motorcycle number 20 had nabbed a snatcher who was trying to flee after snatching a woman's purse in Salem Tabri area on April 23.
Personnel on PCR motorcycle numbers 4 and 5 had arrested accused Raj Kumar and Sonu Kumar soon after a snatching incident on April 24.
PCR squad number 38 had arrested two miscreants and seized country-made illegal weapons from their possession near the bus stand on April 24.
PCR personnel on motorcycle number 58 had arrested a youth with intoxicating pills on April 24. The accused was about to throw the bottles over the wall of the jail.