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Increase beat policing on motorcycles: L-G to Delhi Police


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Lt Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal today directed the Delhi Police to intensify beat patrolling on motorcycles to increase coverage area.
Baijal also advised the Education Department of the Delhi government to deploy a greater number of security guards in and around schools to boost security.
The L-G today chaired a law and order meeting and reviewed action against street crime in the national capital.
The meeting was attended by Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Principal Secretary (Home) Manoj Kumar Parida, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other senior officers of departments concerned.
"At the outset, the Lt Governor directed that beat patrolling on motorcycles be intensified as it serves the dual purpose of increased police visibility as well as greater area coverage in a short span of time," the L-G office said in a statement.
It stated that the lieutenant governor has urged that dynamic picketing and integrated checking be promoted so as to take criminals by surprise, and that the barricades must be fixed with reflective tapes and manned properly.
The L-G stated that community engagement initiatives such as the Eyes and Ears scheme, YUVA, Sashakti, Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, Prahari be intensified to get optimum results, according to the statement,.
Baijal also directed that the registration of senior citizens residing alone should be facilitated by the Delhi Police and regular surprise checks to this effect may be carried out, it also stated.
"The Delhi Police has been advised to carry out an outreach programme so that maximum senior citizens may be registered.
"Special emphasis should be also laid on publicising the various efforts undertaken by the Delhi Police for safety and security of senior citizens including Do's & Dont's," the L-G office stated.
Excise Commissioner Amzad Tak told Baijal that joint drives with the Delhi Police have effectively helped in enforcing closing hours of restaurants.
Further, he directed that exemplary punishment must be ensured as per law wherever liquor is served to underage persons.

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 9:20 PM IST

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