Dark spots to get security, finally
The Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi Anil Baijal on Tuesday advised senior police officers to augment patrolling during night hours. The advisory was issued during a meeting chaired by the L-G to review the core preventive strategies to effectively curb various street crimes.
"Hon' ble L-G directed that visibility of police on streets be enhanced and be further extended inside the residential colonies especially during nights and more and more mobikes be pressed into service. Hon'ble LG also directed that senior police officers should themselves patrol the streets during day/night to monitor exercise effectively," a statement issued by L-G house said on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, Delhi; Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Commissioner of Police, Delhi and other senior officers of Delhi Police. The advisory comes two days after Mail Today carried a cover story on 2,000 dangerously dark and isolated stretches identified by the Delhi Police in their efforts to curb rising cases of snatching, molestation, and rape cases.
In the meeting the police officials told the L-G that 64 vulnerable stretches (29 North Zone and 35 South Zone) had been identified by the police like Mathura Road - Ashram Chowk to Badarpur Flyover, Lala Lajpat Rai Road, Signature Bridge to Bhopura Border, Rani Jhansi Road, ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Khalsa College, etc.
"Extra patrolling by PCR Vans is being done in these stretches under the supervision of ACP/PCR especially during 10 pm to 3 am," the statement said.
The Mail Today report published on Monday mentioned 6,932 snatchings, mostly involving women victims were reported in 2018.