Watch your children this Holi, or you may be booked by police
New Delhi: "Arey sir, baccha hai, galti ho gayi" won't work as Delhi police has now geared up to charge parents in case their minor children are found splashing colours on strangers without their consent. The Delhi Police is making the announcements through their PCR vans at various places in Delhi. This means the Delhi police is going by the zero tolerance policy and is in no mood to spare anyone found throwing colours on strangers on roads or lanes.
"We are carrying out announcements advising people not to throw colours on strangers, we will charge them if they are major, but if the children are found doing it, we will act against the parents and book them, so it has been advised that people should keep an eye on their children this Holi," DCP South east, Chinmoy Biswal said.
The DCP also added that special vigil will be kept near girls' hostels, women colleges and markets where women frequently move. Anyone found splashing colour filled ballons on girls and women on Scooty or on foot will be strictly dealt with.
Last year on Holi, a Muslim youth was attacked by a mob after he resisted putting colours on him as he was going to offer Friday prayers in Shakurpur in Subhash Place in North West Delhi. The victim Abdul Mallik, an embroidery worker, originally from Bihar succumbed to injuries 12 days after the attack and breathed his last in RML hospital.
Also ahead of Holi, Delhi Police has launched a massive crackdown on liquor smuggling within the Capital from various parts of the country. Forty-three liquor smugglers have been arrested from South East Delhi alone and more than 20,000 quarters of liquor has been seized by Delhi Police. In a crackdown in North-West Delhi, 1356 quarters of liquor have been seized and three persons have been arrested. Delhi Police has seized 65 carts of Haryana liquor from Lajpat Nagar where the liquor was smuggled inside a car. The second catch was from Pul Prahladpur, where 9 cartons were seized. The cops found that the liquor was being smuggled on rickshaws. This month, the Delhi Police has arrested 43 bootleggers from South East Delhi alone.