Busy day for Delhi Police, over 750 calls
Delhi Police had a busy day on Thursday as they pacified anxious people and played peacemaker for people who had made a beeline to exchange and deposit Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes after the government decided to demonetise them.
Sanjay Beniwal, Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) said: “We got close to 750 calls from anxious people regarding their notes not being exchanged or banks running out of cash. There were no untoward incidents reported.”
“We got calls in our district over issues like bank hasn’t opened, the bank closed down early, bank staff not having cash or people being pushed out of the queue. There were minor issues that arose and we pacified the situation. In some cases, the bank staff made the call and in some, people made calls,” said DCP (North) Madhur Verma.
In North district, a peon who was sent by his owner to get the notes exchanged was duped by a man. Romil Baaniya, DCP (Southeast) said that police ensured that small quarrels didn’t get out of hand. He said that minor scuffles were reported but police presence ensured that there were no major incidents.