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police action

A localized military action undertaken without a formal declaration of war.
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police′ ac`tion

a localized military action undertaken by regular armed forces, without a formal declaration of war, against those who violate international peace and order.
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Noun1.police action - a local military action without declaration of war; against violators of international peace and order
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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In another police action, police arrested four accused and recovered weapons from their possession.
The police action in the recent past had shown tremendous results as almost all bikers were seen with a helmet to avoid fines.
Bisma Amjad, the daughter of Ms Tanzila Amjad, who was killed on June 17, 2014 in Model Town police action, had submitted an application to the chief justice, seeking the formation of a new JIT to probe the killing of innocent workers of PAT and Idara Minhajul Quran.
Shops and businesses in the city were shut down on Sunday as a mark of protest against the police action on demonstrators.
from different walks of life commended the traffic police action and thanked Chief Traffic Officer, Kashif Zulfiqar.
The SHC chief justice took notice of a police action and alleged torture of protesters of the Hindu community in Umerkot and called reports from the district and sessions judge, DIG and SSP concerned within three days.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said while there was presumption of regularity on the police action, the families could file cases against the law enforcers involved in the incident.
The accused person was also arrested in the police action however, identification of the person has not yet disclosed.Police detailed that the girl was kept as hostage by her uncle, who sold her to a Karachi resident Rahim Dad in Rs40,000.
KARACHI -- Tehreek-e-Labbaik Paksitan (TLP) city chief Allama Razi Hussaini claimed on Saturday that 500 workers, local leaders and clerics associated with the religious group went missing after the police action against the protesters who gathered at Numaish in the wee hours of Saturday.
Syed Ali Gilani also condemned the police action against media men.
A statement by Special Adviser to the Governor of Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, quoted him as having described the police action as reprehensible, shocking and condemnable.
Summary: Opposition leader Chennithala demands police action against Sasi, but industry minister Jayarajan played down the matter

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