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LG anguished over high crime rate in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday expressed his anguish over the increasing crime rate in the city, which includes human trafficking, and said that the issue of missing children has been a great concern.
The LG's observation came on Thursday during a review meeting on the deteriorating law and order condition in the national Capital.
The meeting was attended by Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, Principal Secretary (Home) of the Delhi government, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Special Commissioners and Joint Commissioners of Delhi Police, and Special Commissioner (Transport) of Delhi government.
Baijal urged formation a structured mechanism by Delhi Police to consult with the Social Welfare department of Delhi government, to curb the menace of human trafficking and make all efforts to trace missing children.
Delhi Police showed an elaborate presentation over the issue of missing children, covering different aspects of law and order situation, and preventive as well as corrective measures undertaken during the last year.
"The main issues discussed at the meeting included having more women beat officers, Sashakti, Public Facilitation Officers scheme for police stations, Parakram, cycle patrols, Yuva, child friendly rooms and Prahari," said Delhi Police sources.
The LG also stressed an enhancing the presence of women workforce in all police stations in the city.
He expressed his desire to have a specific analysis of causes of acquittal, in active consultation with Directorate of Prosecution and other concerned agencies.
Baijal also called for integration of de-addiction clinics and skill development centers with night shelters, to meet the desired results.
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