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Amar Colony PS draws up record book of residents for better policing

After the gruesome gang rape of a paramedical student in a moving bus on 16 December, 2012, a shocked nation had pointed at the lapses by the police in controlling crimes against women.
In the wake of the incident, various police stations in the capital had insisted that officials upgrade the quality of policing provided to the people. One such police station is the Amar Colony police station in the south-east district.
Millennium Post caught up with officials of Amar Colony police station, which has under its jurisdiction areas like East of Kailash, Kailash Hills, Nehru Park, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, Srinivaspuri, Garhi Village and Okhla Mandi vegetable market.

'Cases of auto thefts, kidnapping of minors from the area of Okhla Mandi vegetable market, elopements, are common here. So we have increased patrolling, especially at night, to avoid these kind of cases,' said a senior police official.

'Specific officers have been deputed for certain areas and their mobile phone numbers have been given to principals of schools and colleges in those areas, to be put up on the notice board,’ he added. Amar Colony  police station has 108 personnels on its rolls, of which 11 are women. The women cops have been deputed with the responsibility to monitor women’s issues. 'We have made students and women in the area aware of the helpdesk numbers. Authorities of the prestigious Lady Sri Ram College, which is in this area, have also been told about whom to contact in case of an emergency,’ said a police official.

Committees have been formed involving civil defence personnel, home guards, ex-servicemen and NGOs that work with women, so that issues relating to public safety, particularly women’s safety, are brought to the immediate attention of the police.

The Amar Colony police station is the only police station in the capital, which has a compendium of all residents living in areas under its jurisdiction, bus drivers, rickshaw pullers, taxi and tempo drivers in the area, so that they can be easily traced.  'The details of wanted criminals along with their pictures have been noted down in a log book, a copy of which has been given to every police personnel of the station,' said a senior police official.
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