Over 18 lakh vehicles checked to detect firearms movement
New Delhi: In year 2018, more than 18 lakh vehicles were checked by Delhi Police in 14 districts. The law enforcement agency deployed over 900 pickets at strategic locations in the national Capital to curb the movements of outlaws with firearms. The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post revealed that till November more than 2.52 lakh buses and TSR vehicles were examined at 14 districts as well as the jurisdictions of railways and IGI airport. As many as 16.40 lakh two-wheelers were scanned by the police deployed in different areas of Delhi. "Three police districts checked more than six lakh two-wheelers. Another four districts scanned over four lakh two-wheelers," data claimed.
Checking of buses and TSR remained another priority for city police. "One of the districts checked as many as 30,533 buses and TSR," data claimed. On the other hand, more than one lakh vehicles (buses and TSR), were examined by five districts. In past, as many cases including pickpocketing, harassment of women through anti-social elements took place inside the buses. The police have also stepped up the checking on the routes for both DTC and private buses.
More than 290 permanent pickets deployed in 14 districts and two units (railways and IGI). "Over 630 temporary pickets, placed at strategic locations including bordering areas in National Capital," data added. "To curb street crime, eve-teasing, drug and liquor trafficking we placed temporary pickets in different locations," police said. The officer further stated in some cases when there were some tip-offs regarding the presence of criminals, pickets were established to catch the accused.
In addition to this, over 1,664 firearms were also detected by city police till November. In one of the crime review meetings, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik had asked senior officers to crack down on street crime, especially in cases where firearms were involved. "The picket staffs successfully recovered 239 weapons. On the other hand, recovery of over 500 firearms was made by beat staffs," data added. The Special Cell of Delhi Police alone recovered more than 410 firearms. "As many as 846 firearms were recovered by other departments also," data claimed. Patnaik told the DCPs to take action against such violent crimes.