Around 518 persons were involved in disorderly conduct on the occasion of ‘Dol Utsav’ on Thursday. About 49.2 litres of illicit liquor was seized.More such arrests are expected on Friday as the state is in the middle of a four day holiday run.
Around 81 men and women were apprehended from Shyampukur, Jorabagan, Burtolla, Amherst Street, Cossipore, Chitpur, Tala and Sinthee and 30 litres of spurious liquor were seized from Tala park station area itself. As the city celebrated ‘Dol festival’, police had a harrowing time as illegal liquor consumption increased.
Around 79 men and women were arrested from Park Street, Shakespeare Sarani, Alipore, Hastings, Maidan, Tollygunge, Bhowanipur, Kalighat, Tollygunge, Charu Market, New Alipore and Chetla areas. Fourteen people were taken into police custody from- Burrabazar, Posta, Jorasanko, Girish Park, Hare Street, Bowbazar, Muchipara, Taltala and New Market.
Arrests were also made from the newly formed east division of Kolkata Police. Arrests were also made from North Port, South Port, Watgunge, West Port, Garden Reach, Ekbalpur, Nadal, Rajabagan and Metiabruz and 19.2 litres of illicit liquor was seized from the West Port and Nadial areas.From the areas of Entally, Manicktala, Ultadanga, Beliaghata, Phoolbagan, Narkeldanga and Tangra 40 men and women were arrested by the police.
At Topsia, Beniapukur, Ballygunge, Gariahat, Lake, Karaya, Rabindra Sarobar and Tiljala 50 persons were held for disorderly behavior. 89 men and women were apprehended from the areas of Netaji Nagar, Jadavpur, Kasba, Regent Park, Bansdroni, Garfa and Patuli and 41 persons were charged with unruly behavior from the areas of Sarsuna, Taratala, Behala, Parnashree, Thakurpukur and Haridevpur. Two Holi revellers die in Siliguri road crash
Meanwhile, two persons were killed and three injured when two motorcycles collided head-on at Ghoshpukur in Siliguri last night. The dead have been identified as Holi revellers Biki Singha and Kushal Sigha, who died as they were being taken to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH).
The three injured~Niraj Kujur, 23, Bapi Singha, 21, and Ranjit Singha, 23~are in critical condition at the NBMCH, police said. As the two-day Holi festivities ended on Friday, the Siliguri Metropolitan Police (SMP) had arrested 222 persons for different offences, including creating public nuisance, gambling and drink-driving, until late in the evening.
At the same time, 753 cases had been so far registered for violation of traffic rules. Police further seized 110 bottles of illicit liquor on Thursday, it is learnt. “The clampdown on Holi revelers started on Thursday and it is still going on on Friday. In the two days, 222 persons were arrested.
This apart, police seized 110 bottles of illicit liquor on Thursday after conducting raids,” SMP commissioner Sunil Kumar Choudhary said in the evening on Friday.
Police officers said cases had been registered for traffic rule violations, including triple riding, riding motorcycles without helmets, speeding, rash driving, and drunken frenzy.
Some were even booked for eve teasing and snatching. Mr Choudhary said 753 traffic rule violation cases had been registered. “Police have imposed a fine of Rs 2,54,00 for riding motorcycles without protective headgear,” Mr Choudhary said.