Kolkata Police Arrest Thousands During New Year Celebrations Today

Altogether 2,661 people were caught under different sections of the Motor Vehicles Act, the police said.

Kolkata Police Arrest Thousands During New Year Celebrations Today

Over 260 litres of liquor was seized during the raids, the police said (Representational)

At least 1,270 people were arrested for disorderly conduct from different parts of Kolkata during raids conducted early on Friday night, as revellers rang in the New Year, a police officer said.

Altogether 2,661 people were caught under different sections of the Motor Vehicles Act - 1,287 for not wearing helmets, 832 for passenger overload on two-wheelers and 174 for drunken driving, he said.

Seventy-seven others were issued non-bailable warrants for various offences.

Seventeen preventive arrests were made to avoid trouble during New Year celebrations.

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Over 260 litres of liquor was seized during the raids, the officer added.

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