72 arrested as police crack down on kite flyers in Lahore

72 arrested as police crack down on kite flyers in Lahore


Law enforces have registered 29 cases

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LAHORE (Web Desk) – Police on Sunday launched a crackdown on those involved in kite flying and manufacturing kites and twines. 

In their raids, the City and Iqbal Town Division police arrested 72 kite flyers and registered 29 cases. 

City SP Qazi Ali Raza said kites, chemical string and kite-making raw material worth hundreds of thousands of rupees had been recovered from the possession of the suspects. 

Meanwhile, special police teams are active in Iqbal Town Division where they arrested 27 people for flying kites at night. 

SP Akhlaqullah Tarar said strict action would be taken against those who play this bloody game. 

Cantt Division police officials have also instructed the anti-kite teams to be alert during Sehr and Iftar. 

Cantonment SP Owais Shafiq said citizens had been asked not to fly kites and cooperate with police in checking the banned sport.  

Two days ago a seven-year-old boy was injured by the string of a stray kite in Sabzazar area. Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz had taken notice of the incident and asked police to check kite flying by stepping up operation.