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December 14, 2019

Passerby injured in cylinder blast

Lahore

December 14, 2019

LAHORE:A passerby, yet to be identified, was injured in an explosion of a gas cylinder that ripped off the roof of a gas refilling shop in the Harbanspura area on Friday. The cylinder blast was believed to have been caused by gas leakage. Rescuers removed the victim, who suffered minor injuries, to hospital where his condition was stated to be stable.

crackdown: Model Town division police, in a crackdown, claimed to have arrested 162 criminals and seized illegal arms and drugs.

Fifteen pistols, one dagger and 124 litre liquor were seized. Model Town division police busted five gangs and arrested their 14 members. Loot worth more than Rs1.5million was recovered from them.

Police also seized thousands of rupees from five alleged gamblers. Moreover, 26 proclaimed offenders and court absconders of A and B categories were also held. Seventy-nine persons were arrested for violating the laws on kite flying, wheelie, firing into the air, overcharging and loudspeaker use.

Tight security: Security of the mosques and other religious places remained tightened on Jummat-ul-Mubarik in the metropolis.

All SPs, DSPs and their sub-ordinate officers personally reviewed and ensured tight security arrangements at all the religious places. Police officers along with the members of Dolphin Squad and Police Response Unit remained alert at all the sensitive mosques and imambargahs.

Police checked all the vehicles and suspicious people at the entry and exit points of the City. Police checked all the suspicious persons in various parts of the City with the help of biometric and latest android devices.