Man outside parking lots: Police to owners of marriage palaces, hotels
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Following an incident on Wednesday night in which angry villagers damaged several vehicles parked outside a marriage palace, the police have asked owners of marriage palaces, malls and hotels to man the parking lots outside their complexes to avoid any kind of public nuisance.
Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh has imposed Section 144 with effect from Thursday banning parking of vehicles on the Ferozepur Road or bursting cracks.
Police and eyewitnesses said late on Wednesday night a big fire broke out in an agricultural field which burnt the standing crop. The villagers alleged that one of the crackers being burnt at the reception of a marriage party fell into the field and caused the fire.
In no time the villagers gathered there and marched towards the marriage palace where the function was in progress, and they damaged several vehicles parked outside the marriage place.
On Thursday, ACP Swapan Sharma held a meeting with the owners of hotels, malls and marriage palaces situated on the Ferozepur road. "Basically, the Wednesday night incident at Mullanpur has proved to be a blessing in disguise for us and a warning for the owners. A marriage party heading for a palace in Mullanpur was bursting crackers on the road when a cracker fell into the fields nearby and the ripe wheat crop standing in the field right next to the palace caught fire. The irate farmers attacked the palace and damaged it," he said.
"Even we have observed that people coming to malls, hotels and marriage palaces park their vehicles right on the road which affects smooth flow of the traffic. At many places the traffic is completely jammed. Then baarats also have this tendency to burst crackers right on the roads which causes public inconvenience. That is why the mall and hotel owners have been told to run a pre-recorded audio clip on their public system, asking people not to park their vehicles on the road," said Sharma.
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