L-G asks Delhi Police to integrate all its apps
NEW DELHI: Lieutenant - Governor Anil Baijal on Friday asked the Delhi Police to launch an 'omnibus app' integrating its various mobile applications for people convenience while reviewing law and order situation. The L-G also asked the police to further improve quality of investigation and prosecution.
In meeting, Delhi Police claimed that compared to last year, this year there has been a decline in cases of heinous crimes (Dacoity, snatching, robbery, murder, riot, etc) by as much as 26 per cent including crimes against women.
It was further informed that there is an increase in arrests by 23 per cent and detection rate by 7.85 per cent vis-à-vis last year.
It comes as Baijal held a review meeting over law and order situation with the chief secretary, principal secretary (home), police commissioner and senior police officers at the L-G Secretariat.
"In the meeting, the L-G appreciated the improved detection rates but sought a corresponding improvement in quality of investigations and prosecutions too for improvement in conviction rates," the L-G office said in a statement.
It stated that the L-G suggested recruiting legal interns for assisting the police in this effort and also advised to put a mechanism in place to analyse data and trends of heinous crimes along with their success rates in final conviction.
"Lieutenant-Governor also stated that in place of multiple apps which have been launched by the Delhi Police for citizens, there should only be one 'omnibus app' that integrates all other apps on a single platform," the statement also said.
He also noted the steps taken by police for curbing serving of liquor in public places, and directed to intensify such drives in collaboration with the officers of excise department particularly to check serving liquor to under-aged youngsters.