IG suggests more punishment for kite flying ban violators


Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir said that it is the top priority of Punjab Police to provide safety to precious lives of the citizens by ensuring strict ban on manufacturing of kite and its metallic strings, it’s selling, buying and usage.
In a letter sent to Home Addl Chief Secretary by IG Punjab, suggestions have been given and tightening the rules by increasing punishments and fines for saving of precious human lives by kite flying so that such law violators involved in dangerous game and business may be clinched by their necks.
In this regard, steps under comprehensive strategic are being taken with effective use of available resources so that no family of citizen could face the grief of his separation due to this dangerous game. He further said that police teams in all over the districts are regularly undertaking operations to eliminate kite flying and under zero tolerance policy, actions are being taken against law violators who are involved in kite and metallic string manufacturing, selling and buying and its use.
He further added that besides timely actions and steps by police, it is mandatory to tighten the rules by enhancing punishments and amount of fines for elimination of kite flying.
It has further been said in the letter that kite and string manufacturers should be awarded imprisonment form one year to five years with fine of amount 5 lac to 20 lac or both punishments.
Likewise, for selling of kites and strings, there should be imprisonment of one year to five year whereas fine should be from 2 lac to 5 lac or both punishments together whereas upon violation of law by kite flying, imprisonment should be from 03 months to one year and fine should be from 50 thousand to 1 lac or both punishment should be awarded.

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