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CP monitors alertness of police personnel in 'General Gasht'

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police conducted "General Gasht" across the city on the intervening night of June 28 and 29. Maximum staff was mobilized during the exercise. All senior officers, including Delhi Police Commissioner, inspected the deployment and alertness of the staff. Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik along with Special, Commissioner (Law & Order) inspected the vulnerable stretches, including those which had recently reported crime; and assessed the possibility of enhancing police visibility to prevent recurrence of crime.

The officers also identified the stretches which required rearrangement of deployment to plug the gaps. During the checking, around 6,000 police personnel were deployed on more than 600 pickets, including integrated checking by Local Police, Traffic and PCR.

Around 16000 vehicles were checked. Nearly 3000 persons were bound down, while 185 persons were checked for legal action.

"The General Gasht is a regular and routine exercise in policing, where senior officers interact with field functionaries to check their alertness and to have better understanding and to devise further strategies for curbing crime. It is also intended to boost the motivation and morale of night checking staff keeping in mind the fact that they perform tough duties in odd hours," said a senior police officer.

The high visibility and intensity of checking also instil confidence in the minds of the people and act as a deterrent against anti-social elements moving in the night to commit any unlawful act.

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