To curb crime, no jurisdiction for crime branch squads
New Delhi: The hardened criminals who have been creating a fear on the mind by shooting people on the road will be now on the radar of Delhi Police as the newly re-organised Crime Branch teams will be focusing on these type of miscreants.
Police sources claimed that the eyes will on the bordering areas from where the criminals are entering the Capital city.
Named as Special Investigation Unit (SIU), Inter Border Gangs Investigation Squad (IGIS), Special team for active robbers and snatchers (STARS) and Special Operation Squad (SOS) will now have no jurisdiction issues as police sources said that the squads have been told that if they have information about any crime going on in any district they can take action.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Praveer Ranjan stated that the reason behind the newly formed squads is to heighten the security in the city and also to tighten the noose on the criminals. The squads were also be keeping a look on white collar crimes.
Police sources added that Crime Branch have also identified few areas in north west, Rohini, south west, and outer district where they have found that violent crimes such as shooting people on the road and then fleeing the spot in a vehicle are rampant in these areas and creating fear among the people.
Inter border gangs were also on the radar of the police teams.
"These districts are close to the bordering areas from where most criminals enter, commit crimes and return," said a police source.
Crime Branch has started compiling the data of these types of active criminals. With the hardened criminals, active snatchers were also been monitored by the new squad.
Street crime is another area where the team will be focusing constantly. Recently, police team arrested a man who was involved in 14 snatching cases in south west Delhi.
"If someone gave us complaints we will take quick action and also if we got any information about the criminals or any crime we will be taking quick steps," said a police official.
According to police sources teams have been told to keep a tab on NCR regions so that they can curb the menace of the criminals in those areas.