Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live
USE OF CCTVS TO BE INCREASED
Incidents of assault on cops are on the rise. What steps should be taken to check the menace? We are aware of the problem and are planning to initiate steps to ensure safety of our men. Suggestions like posting men in uniform and in teams are being looked into. The cops have been asked to inculcate in them the habit of greater communication. In case a cop is sensing trouble, he is being encouraged to send information to all concerned immediately. The police would also increase its reliance on CCTV cameras in and around discotheques. Once the rowdy elements know that they cannot get away, such incidents will register a dip. The cops are being given tips on keeping themselves safe, like not to jump in front of a vehicle to signal it to stop and maintaining basic courtesy while handling late night revelers so that situation does not get out of hand.