As part of ensuring a peaceful Lok Sabha polls, the City Police conducted an elaborate 24-hour combing operation across the city in which as many as 193 accused who were evading arrest after being issued warrants were arrested.
The combing operation, which began on Saturday at 6 am concluded by 6 am on Sunday in all police station limits and was led by City Police Commissioner H Venkatesh and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Ajeetha Beegum.
The police also picked up those involved in anti-social activities who were declared absconding by the court including Rajan, Prashanth, Firoz Khan alias Kunjumon Shaji who were arrested by Peroorkada police. Kumar Titus, Ratheesh and Babu were among others who were arrested from various police station limits and produced before the court.
The police also arrested absconders booked under various economic offences. Harikumar belonging to Vanchiyoor was arrested by Museum police while Basheer and Kannan were nabbed by Fort police and Philip Thomas was arrested by Medical College police and all were presented before the court.
Others arrested during the combing operation included Byju who was absconding after being charged under the Arms Act and Alexander and Suja who were booked under various criminal cases who landed in the net of the Valiyathura police.
Also, as part of the combing operation, 3,021 vehicles were checked across the city, in which 1,101 persons were slapped with petty fine and 135 persons were booked for drunken driving. As many as 71 people were also booked for consuming alcohol in public places.
The police team conducted raids in 206 lodges near the railway station and bus stations. Police also booked 47 persons for rash and negligent driving.
The Police Commissioner said that the combing operation would continue in the coming days.