Delhi Police to increase vigil in outer Delhi areas: Gupta

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NEW DELHI - Delhi police commissioner B.K. Gupta Wednesday said vigilance would be increased in outer Delhi areas as they are more crime prone.

“Delhi Police will soon get 75 new Police Control Room (PCR) vans,” Gupta told reporters on the sidelines of the 64th Raising Day parade of Delhi Police.

“We will deploy a majority of them in outer Delhi areas like Dwarka in south west Delhi, Okhla in south Delhi, Narela in north Delhi and other northwest parts of Delhi,” he added.

He said two or three new police stations are likely to come up in Dwarka and Okhla areas.

When asked about the increase in crime against women and children in the capital, the police chief said: “The crime rates are low as compared to many other metropolitan cities.”

“The media has created this hype but the police are taking good effort to tackle crime against women,” he added.

Gupta also stressed that the public should co-operate to curb such crimes.

“For the Delhi Police, every day is a challenge as we have more VVIP movements and new events,” he said.

“Starting with the Commonwealth Games to the upcoming World Cup, the police personnel in the capital are always alert and we are keeping a strict vigil in the city,” he added.

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