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78 rolls of Chinese string seized in Patiala, accused arrested

The accused used to buy the strings from Delhi for Rs 300 per roll and would sell it here for Rs 800 per roll or more.

punjab Updated: Jan 24, 2018 16:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patiala
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Senior superintendent of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu (centre) addressing the media in Sangrur on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

A day after Basant Panchami, the local police seized 78 rolls of Chinese strings and arrested the alleged supplier on charges of attempt to commit culpable homicide and conspiracy, here on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that the accused, identified as Raj Kumar alias Nagpal, of Sunam, is the main supplier of Chinese strings in the district.

The accused used to buy the strings from Delhi for Rs 300 per roll and would sell it here for Rs 800 per roll or more, said the cops. “Raj and the customers used a secret code Kamakhya Dena,” said the SSP.

“On Monday, a man was critically injured with this strings on Barnala Road overbridge. He is out of danger now, But acting on the incident, our police team nabbed Raj Kumar, who was on his way to Sangrur from Sunam to supply the strings here,” the SSP added.

Sidhu said that this is the first time in the state that a string supplier has been booked under Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 120 (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“We don’t want to book children for using Chinese strings. But it is the responsibility of their parent to stop them. We will now book parents of children found using these banned strings,” he said.

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 16:22 IST