Prahari scheme: 21 personnel to guard Lajpat Nagar market
New Delhi: The private security guards will be guarding Lajpat Nagar market in South East Delhi along with the Police force. Police claimed that they were roped under Prahari scheme which has been introduced with a view to prevent crime and maintain law and order in Delhi.
According to police, under Prahari programme of Delhi Police as a joint initiative of Delhi Police and MWA, Lajpat Nagar, 21 private security guards were recruited and trained to be deployed at DFMDs in Lajpat Nagar market.
The launching programme was inaugurated by Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Devesh Chandra Srivastava. "We have started the following initiative today," Joint CP told Millennium Post.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Ghanshyam Bansal stated that it can be the first time private guards who will be guarding in an open market.
"These guards will act as a force multiplier to enhance the effectiveness of police working, and to bring about public support for security aspect," said Add DCP Bansal.
According to police, the 21 private guards were hired by Market Welfare Association (Central Market) over the past weeks. Devesh Srivastva addressed the gathering and stated that Praharis are integral part of Delhi Police. The population of Delhi is getting increased day by day and the manpower of police force in proportion to the requirement is very less. In view thereof, role of the police volunteers has become more important than ever.