Over 14,000 vehicles seized by Delhi Police during inspections this year
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have checked more than five lakh vehicles at their pickets and during border inspections in the Capital this year.
The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post shows that between January 1 and July 31 this year, around 233 criminals were arrested during checking. In the process, around 300 criminal cases were also solved.
The data also shows that over 14,000 vehicles were seized.
The highest number of vehicles checked, i.e. 2,95,338, were in East district. Meanwhile, in North West district, 14,860 vehicles were searched.
In Central range, which is comprised of North and Central districts, 135,951 and 8,703 vehicles were inspected, respectively.
More than 12,000 vehicles were scanned in the South Eastern range, which has two districts: South and South East Delhi.
Over 23,000 vehicles were searched in South Western Range.
The data also revealed that Rohini, Shahdara and North East Delhi recorded 24,846 vehicle inspections.
In the New Delhi Range, 1,436 vehicles were searched.
The highest number of vehicles seized was from East district, with 8,278 vehicles.
This was followed by North district with 2,364 vehicles and Shahdara with 898 vehicles.
From other districts, more than 2,000 vehicles have been seized by Delhi Police.
In addition to liquor bottles, vehicles (motorcycle, scooter) and mobile phones, cops also seized 22 firearms during inspections.
A senior police official told this newspaper that during checking, when police found that a vehicle used by criminal is stolen, it is taken as a case property.
"Whereas, if we catch some person driving a vehicle without proper documents, then it is seized under appropriate sections. And if the person produces genuine papers of the vehicle, after some time it is handed over to him. No harassment is done with any commuter during checking. We just do our duty," said the police official.
During inspection at pickets and border checking in the East district, 60 criminals were nabbed. It is followed by South district, where as many as 32 accused were apprehended.
In Shahdara district, 27 persons involved in criminal activities were caught. Around 114 criminals were nabbed from other districts.
In addition to the arrests, over 300 cases were also solved by police during the raids.
Recently, Outer Delhi police, as a part of its anti-terror measures, installed cameras on their police vehicles which guard the Tikri border area.
Moreover, with the help of an application, the DCP of Outer Range can also have live updates of movement in the area.
According to police, to curb crime, they have made special patrolling teams, special police pickets been deployed at the bordering areas of Delhi.