New Delhi: Sealing drives, protests, crime spots are some places where police staff are deployed for maintaining law and order. Sometimes, local residents lose their control and start arguments with police.
To tackle such situations, senior police officials have told beat staff to have patience and maintain good behaviour with the public.
The South Delhi district police recently conducted a briefing of beat staff regarding their duties and analysis of street crime for preventing crime committed by known criminals.
During the briefing, DCP (South) Romil Baaniya told them to maintain courteous behaviour with the public, especially women, children and senior citizens.
"Whether it is during anti-encroachment drives, protests or any crime spot, how beat staff behave with the people were told during the briefing," said a senior police official.
Talking to the Millennium Post, Baaniya said that the beat staff were told to be calm and have patience during any situation.
"Complete knowledge of the area, crime prevention, proper maintenance of beat books, detection of crime were another things which were told to the staff," said the DCP
Police sources said that sealing or anti-encroachment drives regularly happens in Capital,which sometimes lead to protests by people.
To maintain law and order, local police reach the spot and, sometimes, the situation becomes tense at the place where the sealing drive is on.
Police personnel were told how to calm down the situation.
Delhi Police had been conducting such briefings regularly. On one such occasion, senior police officials of another district told police personnel deployed for the protest to use language full of etiquettes with the protestors.
"There should be no use of any offensive language with the protestors," said an official.
Sources claimed that the behaviour of police personnel with protestors will be monitored by a senior police official.
According to Delhi Police data, in 2017, there were 3,521 dharnas in the national Capital, in addition to 1,586 demonstrations.
Moreover, 751 meetings and 320 processions were carried out in Delhi last year.
There were also 595 programmes of strikes and 443 rallies and marches, as well as over 2,000 programmes organised under the miscellaneous category.