Bhilai, Oct 11: In view of the festive season, District Police conducted a special crime prevention exercise and took action against the goons, suspects, criminal record holders and habitual offenders under the directions of Senior Superintendent of Police (Durg) BN Meena. The drive was conducted under the leadership of Additional Superintendent of Police (Durg City) Sanjay Kumar Dhruv and Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Anant Sahu. Under the checking drive against criminal elements and suspicious persons, all the police station in-charges checked the goons, miscreants in their respective police station areas and took necessary legal action against them. Under this drive, action was taken against 36 goons / miscreants. Police teams checked the warranties and criminal elements in all the subdivisions of Durg district. Police took action against those who possessed sharp weapons, swords, etc. They were arrested and sent to jail. Prohibitive action was taken against them under the provisions of Arms Act and Excise Act. Two were arrested in Old Bhilai; three in Khursipar; Two in Chhawani; two in Newai; Nine in Supela; one in Vaishali Nagar; five in Bhilai Nagar; four in Durg; one in Mohan Nagar; two in Patan; and five ruffians were arrested in Smriti Nagar Chowki.