LAHORE: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested 33 people for kite flying and one-wheeling from various areas of the city.
Police also registered 17 cases against those arrested and recovered a huge quantity of kites, rolls and strings from their possession. At least three motorcyclists were injured from kite string in as many incidents across the city during last week.
Youngsters were found flying kites and one-wheeling, especially on the weekend, despite a government ban on both activities. Violation is punishable with imprisonment and fine or both under the law.
Kites were being flown in Mughalpura’s Lal Pul locality, Harbanspura, Samanabad, Walled City and Wasanpura on Saturday night and Sunday.
A number of youngsters were also performing wheelies on relatively empty roads, including both tracks of the Canal Road, Gulberg’s Main Boulevard, Kalma Chowk, Campus Bridge and other “signal-free” roads, throwing caution to the wind.
A city police spokesman said they had arrested 17 people for flying kites and 16 others for one-wheeling. He said they were taking action against the violators and cases were also being registered against them in different police stations. Action was taken on the directions of Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf and no one would be allowed to take law into their hands, he added.