CM's car did not have adequate safety gear, says LG
NEW DELHI: In a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal wrote that the Delhi Police report found that the Chief Minister's blue WagonR was found parked 100 metres away from the designated parking area at the Delhi Secretariat and had no safety gear.
"After receiving the information regarding the incident of theft, the LG had immediately asked the Commissioner of Police to take prompt action in the matter," a statement issued by the LG's office noted.
It also observed that after getting the report from Delhi Police, the LG directed formation of several teams to find the car.
The statement further noted, "LG Baijal regularly reviews the law and order situation of Delhi, with the Commissioner of Police and senior officers, and various decisions and steps have been taken in these review meetings to make the law and order machinery of Delhi more effective and public-oriented."
Baijal urged to regularly motivate and encourage the residents to install various safety gear/equipment, such as car alarm, steering wheel lock, gear lock, GPS tracker etc. in their vehicles.
Vehicle owners are also being made aware to park their vehicle only in authorised parking sites. Through the statement, the LG approached the CM to not only cooperate with Delhi Police in its efforts to motivate, encourage and generate awareness among the residents of Delhi to park their vehicles in authorised parking sites and install security appliances/equipment, but also boost the morale of its policemen by appreciating their commendable efforts that led to the recovery of his stolen car within two days.