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Holi: Over 16,000 challaned; 11,568 calls received by cops

Holi: Over 16,000 challaned; 11,568 calls received by cops
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NEW DELHI: Delhi Police received a total of 11,568 calls on the day of Holi which included close to 3,090 calls for putting colours against consent. Several Traffic teams were formed and deployed to check traffic violations across the city.

As many as 16,554 challans (including 1736 for Drunken Driving, 416 for Using Wrong Carriageway, 326 for Dangerous Driving, 409 for Over-speeding, 1446 for Triple Riding & 5092 for Without Helmet) were issued in comparison to 12,630 challans (including 1,560 for Drunken Driving, 300 for Using Wrong Carriageway, 129 for Dangerous Driving, 224 for Over-speeding, 1,271 for Triple Riding & 3843 for Without Helmet) during the corresponding year.

"In total, 11,568 calls were received, as against 14,504 calls during the corresponding year. Moreover, five fatal accidents were reported this year in Holi in comparison to last year's 10. The Holi celebrations were largely peaceful due to strategic and stronger visibility of police," said Anil Mittal, Additional PRO, Delhi police.

Delhi Police had made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that the Holi festival was celebrated in the spirit of festive fervour. All District DCPs were directed to personally supervise the arrangements. Maximum staff of local police were deployed to maintain heightened visibility in public places. In addition to the local staff, 33 reserved companies were also deployed to bolster the strength of local police.

Police patrolling was intensified. Vulnerable pockets were identified for deployment of extra staff. RWAs, Police Mitras were also activated to check the Holi revellers. Special attention was given to university area, hostels and PG accommodations. Policemen/policewomen were also deployed in plainclothes.

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