Just another day in the office for Delhi cops during festive season
NEW DELHI: The festive season means holidays to many, and on Vijay Dashmi lots of people throng the streets to witness 'Raavan Dahan'.
For Delhi Police, however, the occasion calls for them to remain on their toes to provide security to the residents of the national Capital.
Police sources told Millennium Post that more than 40,000 police personnel have been patrolling the streets of Delhi to protect people enjoying the festivities.
Most of the policemen are residents of neighbouring states they told this newspaper that they do miss their families during the festival, but duty comes first for them.
"I have many memories of Dussehra celebration with my family. Now I am posted in Delhi and I miss them. But my duty is above all. I am happy and satisfied to keep people protected," said a head constable deployed in Central Delhi area.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and PRO (Delhi Police) Madhur Verma told Millennium Post that every policeman in the Capital remains alert during festive seasons.
Even during the seasonal holidays, many police personnel had their leaves canceled as prominent persons also came at different venues during Dussehra.
Paramilitary forces also have joined hands with the city police in providing security.
Police sources further claimed that six Metro stations in the North Delhi were guarded by six Station House Officers.
Inside these Metro stations are the Central Industrial Security Force personnel. But outside are police personnel, patrolling in plain clothes.
Security was also strengthened at border roads connecting to Delhi. The Delhi Police data, accessed by Millennium Post, shows that police have received around 289 Ramlila and Dusherra application from the city whereas around 227 application of Durga Puja celebration.
In addition, 39 applications of Raavan Dahan have been received by the city police. The total number of calls related to the different crimes, which Delhi Police received in 11 days, was 235 calls at the 100 emergency number. Meanwhile, the 1091 women's helpline number also received 15 calls.
According to a senior police, action was taken in all these calls. The highest number of calls were received on September 26, i.e. 29, while on September 21 as many as 26 calls were received at the 100 emergency number.