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'Swachhta' mission of their own: Cops clean crime off the streets

NEW DELHI: On Sunday evening, Delhi Police personnel – led by a senior official – were seen visiting scrap yards, marketplaces and small lanes in south east Delhi, with an aim to check small illegal activities like sale of illicit liquor, smack and other drugs, which is plaguing the area.
Taking a cue from the ongoing Swachhata Pakhwada (Cleanliness Fortnight), which will be observed by Delhi Police from December 1 to 15 across all police districts, police officials of South East district are on a 'swachhata' mission of their own – cleaning the streets of anti-social elements and crime.
According to sources, personnel of South East police have started their evening patrolling in the respective areas, which are thickly populated and house prominent marketplaces.
Every Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) has been told by their seniors to make sure that the patrolling takes place every day.
"There are several complaints about illegal activities going on in different areas of the district. We are going to the particular places to stop any illegal activities and also to instil confidence among people that we are there for help," said a police official.
Sources also claimed that every police station has identified vulnerable spots, where illegal activities begin after sunset and have been going on for some time.
Armed patrolling teams are not only focussing on unlawful activities, but also keeping a tab on suspicious persons who are a threat to the area and can commit crime.
Calling it their own 'Swachhata Campaign', the district police are visiting every bylane of the district, in order to make sure no criminals is hiding there.
A police team has also visiting scrapyard to ensure that no illegal activities happen there either.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said they are doing everything for the safety of the public and also to curb crime in their jurisdiction.
"Every day, our police staff are visiting marketplaces and other areas to make sure that no illegal activities happening there," said the DCP.

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