27 arrested for setting up illegal cattle markets

September 25, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Deputy Commissioner (DC) District Central Dr Syed Saifur Rehman Wednesday launched crackdown on illegal cattle markets established in his district and 27 people were arrested for violation of section 144.

He said 17 people from North Karachi, four from Nazimabad, three from Gulberg, two from Liaquatabad and one from North Nazimabad were arrested and FIRs registered against them under Pakistan Penal Code.

The DC said Section 144 was already imposed in city prohibiting setting up illegal cattle markets; however, some people violated the law inviting legal action against them.

District administration launched crackdown on such violators. Illegal cattle markets are not only causing traffic chaos but also increasing risks of street crime. Fodder stalls have also been established on roads, affecting beauty of the city.

Saifur Rehman warned people not to set up illegal cattle markets, otherwise legal action would be taken against them.

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