Uttarakhand Police has launched a particular operation to crack down on vacationers discovered making a nuisance or indulging in indecent acts at spiritual locations, particularly round Ganga ghats.
Since Operation Maryada was kicked off on Friday, the police have arrested six folks for smoking hukkah at Ganga ghats and fined 16 others for littering. Three of them have been nabbed from Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar on Friday and three from Rishikesh on Saturday.
In line with the police, the operation was launched after a number of movies exhibiting vacationers smoking hukkah close to the Ganga in Haridwar went viral. At the least 25 vacationers have been arrested in Haridwar for a similar in the previous couple of days.
DGP Ashok Kumar mentioned in a video message, “We welcome all vacationers coming to the state to go to revered spiritual locations and different vacationer spots. Nonetheless, in current days some movies got here up by which some vacationers have been seen disturbing the sanctity of non secular locations by consuming alcohol and different indecent actions. Such acts is not going to be tolerated… the operation has been launched underneath which strict motion could be taken towards all such folks.”
The DGP mentioned the operation would proceed for 15 days.
DIG (legislation and order) Nilesh Anand Bharne mentioned, “The operation is to not disturb vacationers unnecessarily however solely to cease these indulging in indecent actions, which matches towards the standard values of the spiritual locations. Stress is on police motion within the first 15 days, however additional consciousness programme like signature and pledge campaigns will likely be launched.”