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Delhi Police top brass meet: Safety of students and upcoming DU election topmost on agenda

Delhi Police top brass meet: Safety of students and upcoming DU election topmost on agenda

New Delhi: Safety of students outside educational institutions, action against people selling tobacco near schools and security arrangements for the upcoming Delhi University election, were the main points discussed during a meeting between the top brass of Delhi Police.

Police sources told Millennium Post that the meeting, headed by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, was held in the first week of September at Delhi Police Headquarters.

The top cop directed DCsP that 'Shishtachar' drive should be started in each district against the anti-social elements, who are found loitering near the schools, colleges and the parks with intent to commit any offence.

Sources further said that prosecution under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), was one of the key points discussed in the meeting.

"District DCsP were told to ensure that no tobacco products are sold near the schools and sustained legal action should be taken," sources added.

The Delhi Police data accessed by the Millennium Post revealed that in the current year, more than 47,000 prosecutions were done under COTPA.

DUSU Elections 2019

Sources said that CP directed that the elections to the office-bearers of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) are scheduled to be held in September. District DCsP should make adequate security arrangements on and before the day of elections outside the colleges falling in their areas.

"Students and university authorities should be adequately sensitised about the need to prevent defacement of public property and appropriate legal action should be taken against the violators. Adequate pickets should be put in place near the colleges to ensure that different groups of students do not clash with each other," CP told officers.

Adding further, officials were told to deploy adequate staff in North and South Campus during night time.

Disposal of cases pending investigation

CP directed that the Joint CsP (ranges) and district DCsP should personally focus on the disposal of rape and POCSO Act cases on a top priority basis. District DCsP should personally examine the POCSO Act cases which are pending for more than two months. Special CsP (law and order) and Joint CsP (ranges) should keep the district-wise data provided by Special CP (crime) as a part of the review in their meetings.

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