Lt. Governor Urges Delhi Police to Focus on Crime Prevention

The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir inspecting the parade, on the occasion of the 70th Raising Day function of Delhi Police, in New Delhi on February 16, 2017. The Police Commissioner of Delhi, Shri Amulya Patnaik is also seen.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir inspecting the parade, on the occasion of the 70th Raising Day function of Delhi Police, in New Delhi on February 16, 2017. The Police Commissioner of Delhi, Shri Amulya Patnaik is also seen.

The Lt. Governor (LG) Anil Baijal in his fortnightly meeting with the Delhi Police reviewed Thursday the law and order situation in Delhi.

The meeting was attended by Delhi Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Home), Commissioner of Police, Delhi, and other officers.

Special Commissioner (Women Safety) made a presentation about various steps taken for women safety. It included the use of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to increase employability of destitute unskilled youth so as to engage them in some kind of productive work and briefed the issues faced by residents of Delhi belonging to North Eastern states.

Special Commissioner, Delhi Police briefed the LG about the Safety and Welfare measures being taken for the residents of Delhi from the North-East region.

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It includes establishment of Special Police Unit for North East Residents (SPUNER), provision of two dedicated vehicles, creation of Facebook pages, dedicated help line No. 1093 and recruitment of 433 constables from North East in a special recruitment drive.

It was informed that Nodal Officers have been appointed to monitor the development on different issues. Community initiatives and outreach measures for their welfare in collaboration with NGOs have also been undertaken like free burial assistance, civil service coaching, etc. in addition to organizing special camp for registration of Voter ID card etc. for them.

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The officers also informed Lt. Governor about the future action plan for assisting people from North-East region like providing basic Hindi spoken programme in universities.

Lt. Governor alerted the officers about hardships being faced by residents of Delhi from North Eastern states and cautioned them to be careful of any targeted crime against them, particularly girls / women.

He stated that individual responsibility of officers, including SHOs of the area, shall be fixed if there are instances of targeted crimes against people from North Eastern states residing in Delhi.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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