Police prepare list of people possessing hunting weapons licence
After recovering live cartridges from outside the compound wall of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, on Wednesday, police have shortlisted names of people who possess the licence for bearing weapons used for hunting.
According to cops, only 22 people possess such weapons in the city. The department could summon them with their weapons and record of bullets to join the investigation after Independence Day.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Narinder Bhargava said separate police teams have been formed to investigate the matter and the case would be solved soon. The DCP said cops would ensure safety and security of the city residents.
LOW ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL
Kundan Vidya Mandir, meanwhile, witnessed low attendance as panicked parents were reluctant to send their wards to the school.
After the incident, the school has strengthened security. The school authorities have closed the main gate with a chain, allowing the entry of only one person at a time. Also, parents were not allowed to park their vehicles on the school premises.
In the primary section, children were handed over to their parents and guardians after taking their signature on a sheet stating that they had received their children. After this incident and bomb scare at Arya School on Wednesday, many schools declared holiday on Thursday and Friday.
Police inspecting the region after a bomb scare at Jalandhar bypass. (HT Photo)
Bomb scare near Jalandhar Bypass
Ludhiana: Panic spread near Jalandhar Bypass Chowk after people spotted an unclaimed sack on Thursday. Fearing that it might be carrying a bomb, people called the police.
Cops who were checking vehicles near the spot reached the spot. After investigation, they clarified that the sack was carrying some harmless electrical equipment. Later, two rag-pickers appeared at the spot and claimed the sack belonged to them. The two said they had left the sack there and had gone to pick rags.
After verifying the details, police let them go, said inspector Maninder Bedi.
Rumours abound, cops keep tab on social media
After rumours of bombs and weapons being found in the city spread on the mobile messaging application Whatsapp and social networking website Facebook besides other social media, the police have started keeping tab on such activities.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Narinder Bhargava said some people had been creating panic by spreading rumours. He said stern action will be taken against such people.