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10 police stations in Delhi use mini trucks to apprehend criminals

New Delhi: Ten police stations in Delhi are using mini-trucks to prevent street crime. Police claimed that patrolling is done every day with the mini-trucks. Suspects are caught and picked up in the trucks. If there is anything suspicious, action is taken by city police.
According to the police, Sangam Vihar, Neb Sarai, Ambedkar Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Mehrauli are among the ten police stations where modified mini trucks are being used for patrolling. "A team of more than five police personnel is inside the vehicle during the patrolling," said a police officer. The areas where the patrolling is to be conducted is selected as per the crime situation.
The team looks for the suspects who are roaming in the area for no reason. They are picked up in the vehicle and taken to police stations where they are questioned and if they are unable to give the reason behind their presence in the area, action is taken. "During patrolling, we have found some people roaming in the area and they were not the residents of the particular place," said a police officer, adding that sometimes the suspects are found to be criminal and also weapons like knife are recovered from them. "In the vehicle, around 10-15 suspects are detained every day," said the officer.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Romil Baaniya stated that they took action under section 65 DP Act and 107/151 CrPC as well. "We are taking several initiatives to curb the crime in the district," said the DCP.
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