Rawalpindi police have arrested about 325 accused in a crackdown against kite flyers and aerial firing in different parts of the city during last three days.
According to a police spokesman, a crackdown was conducted under the supervision of City Police Of-ficer, Rawalpindi, Umar Saeed Malik, Senior Super-intendent of Police, Investigation, Ghazanfar Ali Shah, SSP Operations, Waseem Riaz, SP Headquar-ters, Divisional SPs and other senior police officers in different city areas and the rules violators were sent behind the bars.
Deputy Commissioner, Rawalpindi Tahir Farooq and CPO on the directives of Commissioner Rawal-pindi Division Noor ul Amin Mengal also visited different areas and supervised the ongoing opera-tions launched to net the ban violators.
He informed that 273 FIRs were lodged against the kite flying ban violators while police also recovered a large number of kites, kite flying string rolls, sound systems and weapons from their possession.
He said, Rawalpindi district police, on the directives of City Police Officer (CPO), Umar Saeed Malik had deployed over 1600 cops in different city areas particularly congested localities to control kite fly-ing and aerial firing.
The spokesman informed that police had arrested 1002 violators besides recovering over 100,000 kites and 2000 kite flying string rolls from their possession during this season.
He said that the CPO who was also monitoring the crackdown against the violators had directed the officers concerned to utilize all available resources to net the kite flying ban violators.
He informed that the CPO had also appreciated police performance and directed to continue raids to take strict action against sellers and flyers.
The kite flying ban violators were being dealt with an iron hand and no one would be spared, he said adding, no one would be allowed to violate the law and indulge in kite flying and selling.