Police chief says zero tolerance for kite flyers

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City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Thrusday said that no one would be allowed to celebrate “Basant” in the city.

He has directed the police officers to take strict action against the kite flyers and kite sellers. According to Rawalpindi Police spokesman, on the directives of the CPO, special teams have been formed to net the kite flying ban violators.

He said that ban on kite flying was being strictly implemented adding all the Station House Officers (SHOs) would be responsible for kite flying in their areas.

He said the CPO has directed the policemen to launch crackdown against the violators including those involved in aerial firing and fireworks without any discrimination.

Police would also use drone cameras to curb kite flying in the city, he added.

He informed that during last week police seized about 30,000 kites along with metal strings, besides arresting 75 violators.