As many as 1,726 people were apprehended in Kolkata and its adjoining areas for allegedly flouting law on Christmas Eve, a top police officer said today.
Of the 1726, 143 were arrested under non-bailable warrants, he said.
While 558 were arrested for disorderly conduct, nine were taken into custody for gambling, 262 for triple-riding on two-wheelers and 496 for riding bikes without helmets, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Murli Dhar Sharma told news agency PTI.
At least 106 have been apprehended for drunk driving and 66 people for rash driving, he said.
Also, a total of 86 people were taken into preventive custody, Mr Sharma added.
Elaborate security arrangements have put in place in and around the city as well as areas bordering West Bengal to avert any attempt to disrupt normal life during Christmas and New Year festivities, the police sources said.