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Conduct surprise checks in police stations: CP to district DCsP in crime review meeting

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, in the recently held crime review meeting directed senior officers to conduct surprise checking in police stations.

The top cop also directed districts to have crisis response teams which should be used during any major crime incident or law and order arrangements.

Police sources told Millennium Post that the meeting was held in July at police headquarters, headed by the police chief.

"CP directed that at least two surprise checks of police stations should be conducted by district DCsP. The top cop also directed Joint Commissioner of Police (ranges) regarding checking in their respective jurisdiction in every week and report of the same should be sent to SO to CP through concerned Special CP (Law and Order)," police sources said.

Police sources further added that a discussion was held on the availability and preparedness of the crisis response teams.

"In the meeting, it was told that each district should have crisis response teams as directed earlier. This teams should be utilised in major crime incidents as well as to handle law and order situations," sources said adding that Joint CsP were told to make sure that the directions related to crisis response teams should be followed.

Sources further added that the top cop further directed that DCsP should brief their staff that if any jail release criminal (robber, snatcher, BC) commits a crime, strict accountability of division /beat staff and SHO must be fixed and it should be enforced on the ground.

In an earlier meeting, the Delhi Police Commissioner had told districts that SHOs and ACsP should be identified who are not performing as per their charter of duties and exceptions for suitable corrective action.

"During the meeting, Commissioner told other officers that beat officers should be tasked to collect criminal intelligence and share information with the SHOs, in case of failure, strict accountability be fixed," sources said.

In the current meeting, discussions were also held related to elaborate security arrangements for Kanwar Yatra.

"Separate corridors must be provided for movement of Kanwariyas and local police should assist the traffic police in smooth regulation," was one of the points made in the meeting.

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