Operation Chabutra Working In Old City: Police
Youngsters in the Old City of Hyderabad who tend to indulge in breaking the law and illegal acts in the middle of the night are the focus of the drive.
Hyderabad | 24th February 2018
The South Zone police has been again focusing on the youth, including minors, who are roaming on the streets after 11 pm in the Old City without any purpose, and are "ruining their lives by getting influenced by criminals and indulging in crimes themselves".
In order to prevent them from getting into anti-social activities, the South Zone Police conducted "Operation Chabutra" on the intervening night of February 23 and February 24 between 1 am and 3 am.
The police teams intercepted some 295 youths, including five minors, in the zone when the youths were roaming on the streets or sitting on chabutras in the Old City without any purpose and causing disturbance to the common public, and sent them for counselling.
Their parents were also called to Gulzar Function Hall at Eitbar Chowk and counselled.
Speaking to the media, South Zone Deputy Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana, IPS, said that they were conducting the operation in order to make the Old City peaceful and to create a sense of security in the minds of the common public.
"We are conducting the drive not to disturb or cause any inconvenience to the general public, but to sensitize the youth and ensure they do not cause road accidents with their daredevil bike stunts in the late nights. These stunts cause damage both to them and to innocent passersby," he said.
The Commissioner said that most of the parents of the youth were working in the Gulf countries due to which they could not monitor their children's daily activities. Usually such parents send money to their children for their daily needs, but the youth were misusing it due to lack of guidance, indulging in bike stunts, street fights, rash driving and so on. Several times they quarrelled over petty issues, and sometimes these scuffles even led to murders as reported in the First Lancer and Rachakonda police limits.
Luckily, from January 1 of 2018, no such murders were reported in the South Zone, Satyanarayana said. South Zone was now totally peaceful, he added.
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