Definitions

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  • n. A system of patrolling streets by use of checkpoints.
  • n. A roadblock.

Etymologies

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From Hindi नाकाबन्दी and Urdu ناکابندی (nākā-bandī, "blockade, roadblock").

Examples

  • The police closed all roads to Koregaon Park area and a nakabandi has been ordered across the city. ‘‘We suspect foreigners could be involved in this blast, †™ †™ said special secretary

    The Times of India

  • Mumbai: In an ironic but cruel twist of fate, a traffic cop out to check drunk driving and a biker who had been stopped at a nakabandi set up to apprehend those driving under the

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  • On Thursday too, day long nakabandi was carried out.

    The Times of India

  • It has also forced the police to issue a nakabandi in the city.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • We usually conduct nakabandi only during amavas (new moon) nights, which goes on for five days.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Qureshi said that at about 12. 45am, he received a call from Asif, who told him that a speeding car had hit Afzal at Mahrshi Karve Road, while he was showing his driving licence and other documents to the police during a routine nakabandi.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Mumbai: In an ironic but cruel twist of fate, a traffic cop out to check drunk driving and a biker who had been stopped at a nakabandi set up to apprehend those driving under the influence of alcohol, fell victim to a drunk woman driving her SUV at 120 km per hour when she rammed into a taxi on MK Road, Marine Lines, at 12.15 am Saturday.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • The taxi then went and hit the police's Qualis which was parked nearby, as nakabandi was going on to check drunken driving.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • In Mumbai, security measures went well beyond the airport perimeter walls as the city witnessed a large number of nakabandi, especially on roads between Borivli to Santa Cruz and in Jogeshwari.

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  • The incident took place on Thursday morning when, during nakabandi, the police accosted a moving taxi at Crawford Market junction, with two people, identified as Sujit Shinde, 21 and Ganesh Shinde, 25, travelling in it.

    Daily News & Analysis

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