HYDERABAD: In the wake of the death of a youngster in a friendly street bout at Panjeshah recently, the city police conducted ‘Operation Late Night Roam-Yo’s’ to prevent youths from roaming around at night and indulging in unsocial activities. The drive was conducted in the intervening night of 22nd and 23rd May between 1 a.m and 4 a.m by 10 police teams. As many as 282 youths, including 32 minors, were held at Charminar, Khilwath Tegalkunta, Jangammet, Engine Bowli, Chandrayangutta, Talabkatta, Santoshnagar, Madannapet, Hussainialam, Mirchowk and Reinbazar areas. They were roaming in the streets of Old City without any purpose and causing disturbance to the general public.
They were counselled on Sunday. The police teams also raided Hukka centres at Chandrayangutta and registered four cases against the managements who are running the outlets beyond the permitted timings.
DCP, South Zone, V Satyanarayana said the operation will not cause any inconvenience to the general public. He said such drives will be conducted frequently and vowed zero tolerance to all such activities that give rise to small and serious crimes. He further said the South Zone police will not hesitate to book parents of minors, who indulge in serious offences, for intentionally overlooking the unlawful activities of their children.
The police also summoned petty vendors in the south zone vicinity and warned them to run their business during permitted hours only.