Prahari scheme launched in South West district
New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Friday launched a community policing scheme 'Prahari' in South-West District with view to preventing crime and maintaining law and order in Delhi. The scheme has been initiated to understand the importance of functions performed by chowkidars and security guards.
At the programme held at Delhi Cantt, police station Amulya Patnaik was the Chief Guest of the programme. Over 400 chowkidars and security guards attended the programme, in addition to prominent members of RWAs and MWAs in South-West District. Joint CP (New Delhi) Range Ajay Chaudhry spoke about the objectives of the programme and stated that so far 701 chowkidars, security guards have been registered as "Praharis" in South-West district. He also emphasized that being a pillar of social security, we should give due respect to our security guards on humanitarian grounds on the basis of their work. It is also expected that information will flow freely to police officials as new trust and bond have been formed through his scheme.
The Commissioner of Police spoke about the challenges being faced by Delhi Police in maintaining law and order on a day-to-day basis. Involvement of the community in helping police in performing their duties is very necessary now, particularly in the metro city. Praharis' presence on the ground along with police acts as a force multiplier. Co-operation between "Praharis" and Police will further improve law and order situation in Delhi. They will be in touch with Beat Officers as well as Division Officers and Station House Officer, to redress crime or law and order issues in the area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya stated that all the "Praharis" were given a kit which included reflective jackets designed for Praharis, whistles, torch, caps by CP Delhi on this occasion.