‘SET UP PO­LICE BEAT BOXES TO CURB CRIME’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - IN & AROUND -

SAS NA­GAR: In the wake re­cent fir­ing in­ci­dents and com­plaints of mi­nor thefts in var­i­ous mar­kets, the Mo­hali Beopar Man­dal de­manded set­ting up po­lice beat boxes and hir­ing pri­vate se­cu­rity guards who would work in close co­or­di­na­tion with the po­lice to en­hance se­cu­rity.

The sug­ges­tion of set­ting up beat boxes in busy mar­kets was given dur­ing a meet­ing of the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Mo­hali Beopar Man­dal with Varun Roo­jam, deputy com­mis­sion­er­cum-com­mis­sioner mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion, SAS Na­gar, held here on Fri­day.

“There is a need to set up po­lice beat boxes in main mar­kets. This would en­able pri­vate se­cu­rity guards to work in close co­or­di­na­tion with the po­lice which would help keep in­ci­dents of petty crime un­der check,” said Shalin­der Anand, se­nior vice-pres­i­dent of the Mo­hali Beopar Man­dal.

“The ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture in var­i­ous mar­kets is bad. The level of the park­ing area is not ap­pro­pri­ate thus lead­ing to wa­ter log­ging with even slight rain­fall. We have urged the ad­min­is­tra­tion that if they pro­vide ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture, the traders would bear the cost of in­stalling CCTV cam­eras,” said Kul­want Chaud­hary, pres­i­dent of the man­dal.

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