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Create an atmosphere in city so that people feel safe: Rajnath

New Delhi: Praising Delhi Police for the arrest of Indian Mujahideen operative Ariz Khan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the force was capable of meeting the highest level of challenges. Speaking at the Raising Day Parade of the Delhi Police, the home minister asked the force to create an atmosphere of security in the city so that the people feel safe.
"The arrest of Junaid (alias Ariz Khan), who was giving security agencies the slip for a decade, by the Delhi Police cannot be praised enough. Also, the security arrangements made by it during the ASEAN summit proves that Delhi Police is capable of handling any kind of challenge," Singh said. He announced Rs 5 crore for Delhi Police's 'martyr fund' while asserting that the government was committed to the welfare of police.
Addressing top officers and staff at the Kingsway Camp here, Singh called for adopting of policing methods followed in New York and Latin American cities. "By bringing down crime, an atmosphere should be created so that people feel safe in the city," the minister said.
Singh also presented medals to the Delhi Police personnel. The best police station trophy was given to the SHO of Punjabi Bagh. Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik emphasised the challenges before the force while highlighting the drop in crime graph of the city.
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