Police 'raid' couples on Nandi Hills

Unlawful activities alleged

Couples who frequent Nandi Hills to enjoy privacy were turned away on Sunday even as they feared being hauled up for no apparent reason.

In an early morning ‘raid’,  Chikkaballapur police skirted away nearly a dozen couples from Nandi Hills for allegedly being undertaking ‘unlawful’ activities.

Police officials in Chikkaballapur claimed that the ‘raid’ was to ensure that the vehicles which frequented the ‘vacation’ spot were not stolen and had the requisite documents. “The morning raid on Sunday was a surprise check to find if the vehicles which had come to Nandi Hills had all the documents,” said the local police.

According to the police officials, Nandi Hills is generally off limits for people before 5 am. “Unfortunately, most of these love-birds come in the garb of darkness and create ruckus.

They generally borrow their friends’ vehicles, but do not carry any papers. On any Sunday, Nandi Hills plays host to at least 6,000 people throughtout the day. To ensure there is no untoward activity, we have to carry out these checks on the vehicles,” said the official.

They also claim that Nandi Hills has become a hotspot for nefarious activities, with regular incidents of dacoity, chain snatching and robbery. In order to ensure that such problems do not persist, the

Chikkaballapur police has placed a ‘Nakabandi’ from 10 pm to 5 am.

Whether, the ‘raids’ will persist in the coming months is anybody’s guess. However, for now, love-birds will have to stick to their watering holes or lakeside view, away from the glaring eyes of the cops at Nandi Hills.

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