Over 4000 arrested for kite flying in Lahore

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LAHORE: At least 4091 people were arrested in different parts of Lahore this year by the Punjab police for violating the kite-flying ban.

Police informed that in different police stations of Lahore,  3843 cases were registered against those who violated the ban.

774 people were arrested from Lahore city, 1350 from Cantt area, while 379 from Iqbal town.

During the arrests made, police also recovered thousands of kites, string and twine made from banned and hazardous chemicals.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Lahore Muhammad Waqas Nazir asked all the officers to vigilantly keep a check on the implementation of the ban by sealing factories and arresting shop owners who try to sell kites.

DIG maintained that no one would be allowed to defy the ban and everything will be done by the police to arrest the offenders.

He asked the divisional police superintendents (SPs) to ensure that the ban on kite flying in their respective areas is followed at any cost.