339 caught in Sharjah security campaign

SHARJAH - The emirate’s police have either fined or warned 339 people for various offences during the first week of the security campaign being carried out in residential and industrial areas.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Wed 26 May 2010, 12:31 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:45 PM

The inspection campaign was launched to curb unruly behaviour and it targets noisy teenagers and unemployed men who gather in groups, disturb families and harass women.

Colonel Mohammad Eid Al Madhloum, head of the Operations Control Room at the Sharjah Police, said on Monday that a number of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Anjad (patrol) officers were deployed to monitor the localities in the emirate.

“The aim of the campaign is to ensure security in residential and industrial areas, to provide the best possible security measures for families, and to quickly respond to residents’ complaints about unruly behaviour by youngsters.”

As many as 339 people were booked, including 28 for not renewing vehicle registration, 48 for selling vehicle registration numbers, 98 for driving without a licence and driving under the influence of alcohol, and 165 for miscellaneous offences.

“The miscellaneous violations included providing car lift services and illegal staying in the country,” he said, adding that the violations were detected mainly in areas like Al Noaf, Al Qaraen, Al Sharq and Al Taawun.

The police also recorded violations by certain people on a number of streets, including Shaikh Mohammad bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street, Shaikh Majid bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street and Shaikh Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi Street.

“The campaign focused on all traffic violations and behavioural ones, and will continue for the next few weeks to reduce the number of complaints of residents.”

He urged the public to cooperate with the police and report any illegal activity or unruly behaviour either to the Anjad deployed in the neighbourhood, or call the Operations Control Room at 999.


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