Two arrested for flying kites with banned manjha

JAIPUR: If you are flying kites using the banned metallic or plastic manjha, you can be booked even on Makar Sakranti. This was always claimed by the Jaipur police but on Sunday it was executed literally when two youths were arrested for the first time for flying kites using thebanned manjha.
Every year accidents take place while many use metallic and plastic Manjha and police ignores the malpractice saying they don’t want to become a spoilsport. However, on Sunday the police after getting a complaint at police control room acted swiftly and arrested the duo from a residential colony in old Vidhyadhar Nagar area in Jaipur-. Police have also seized 3 rolls of banned manjha and a kite from the possession. The arrests were made under section 188(Disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC which is a bailable offence.
When contacted, Laxman Gaur, additional commissioner of police -1, talking to TOI, said, “We don’t want to become spoilsport to the public celebrating Makar Sakranti by flying kites. But, we are very clear this time that we are going to act on every genuine complaint that will come to us on usage of banned manjha which is commonly called Chinese manjha.”
Divulging details on the arrests, Suresh Sanwaria, assistant commissioner of police, Shastri Nagar under whose jurisdiction Vidhyadhar Nagar comes said, “Some people in the locality intimated police control room with an address saying two youths were flying kites by using banned manjha. Our team rushed to the spot and arrested the youths identified as Mubarak Ali(28) and Asif Ali(21) who were found using the banned manjha which is a clear violation of section 144 CrPC and becomes an offence under section 188 of IPC.”
Senior police officers at the Jaipur police commissionerate appealed that people should refrain from using metallic and plastic manjha which is banned only because it can endanger somebody’s life.