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LG Anil Baijal asks police to draw up plan for curbing crimes

Baijal was informed that Delhi Police kept focus on better policing, dynamic patrolling, crackdown on criminals, monitoring of jail released criminals, and policing on lonely and vulnerable stretches for crime prevention.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Amid a spurt in serious crimes including murders in the national capital, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today held a meeting with the Delhi Police top brass and directed them to prepare a detailed action plan for speedy crime prevention besides improving the accessibility of police in the city

The LG stressed on specific tasking of district police for action against criminals carrying firearms. Baijal also asked senior police officers to ensure maximum deployment and visibility of the police patrol vehicles, especially after evening.

The LG held the meeting with police commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other senior police officers to review strategies for crime prevention and detection in Delhi. It was discussed at the meeting that there is a need for “concerted effort against criminal gangs and most wanted criminals” in Delhi, with senior police officers stressing on the need for using latest technologies to nab miscreants, according to a statement issued by police.

Delhi Police informed the LG that their main focus areas include “street crime, crime by use of fire arms, women safety, safety of vulnerable groups (senior citizens), action against desperate criminals, checking of two wheelers, etc”.

Baijal was informed that Delhi Police kept focus on better policing, dynamic patrolling, crackdown on criminals, monitoring of jail released criminals, and policing on lonely and vulnerable stretches for crime prevention.

The police officers also said during the meeting that they have deployed special bike patrols, anti-snatching and firearms teams in the areas where firearms were used for robbery and snatching cases were reported, the police release added.