DGP calls for night patrol, asks police to take people’s help
JAIPUR: In a bid to make night patrolling effective, the director general of police (DGP) Kapil Garg has prepared a strategy and passed an order to police officials. The move comes as a measure to keep night patrolling personnel on their toes and to fight criminal activities after nightfall.
In his orders, Garg came down heavily on police officials for the poor patrolling at night. The order said, “The arrangements of night patrolling are not found effective due to which incidents like vehicle theft are rising in the city. The policemen are more focused on just marking their presence. Many a times the duty officers are found sleeping at night which renders night patrolling meaningless.”
Senior officials of police headquarters have prepared a 16-point strategy with an aim to make policemen alert at night and also spread a stern message to unscrupulous elements. For this, every police station would be distributed a beat book in which the duty officers will make entry of the places visited and inspected.
The DGP has also asked the officials to take help of citizens, including watchman, security guards, and social organisations to make the patrolling effective. The circle inspectors have been asked to identify four spots of their areas such as ATMS, banks, private hospitals and place checking booklet there. The patrolling officers passing through this check posts will fill their details in the booklet and sign them.
The office of DGP has directed the police officers to implement the new orders by February 1.
Along with these new arrangements, Garg has instructed senior police officials to take stringent actions against the wanted criminals.
He has directed the inspector generals(igs) of range, superin- tendents of police (SPS), commissioners, circle officers(cos) and circle inspectors(cis) to identify the wanted criminals at their areas and take action against them.
According to t he o r der released by the office of DGP on January 12, the CIS have been given deadline of January 17 to identify the top 10 hardcore criminals of their area. Similarly, the COS have been given deadline of January 22, district SPS have been given deadline of January 28 and range IGS have been given deadline of February 4 to prepare the list and submit it to crime investigation department.
To nab the hardcore criminals at range level, the special operations group of police will help them.
The police officers will also be rewarded if they are successful in arresting hardcore criminals of their jurisdiction area. The list of the criminals will also be made public on the website of police department, the order said.