Deploy sufficient personnel in crowded areas: LG to police
Ahead of the festive season, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung on Thursday held a meeting with top Delhi Police officers and directed the force to keep a tab on the city's crowded areas by deploying sufficient security personnel and ensuring that CCTV cameras installed at these places are functional.
In the wake of the Uri attack and intelligence inputs of a terror threat to the Capital, the Delhi Police have ramped up security at various public places that withness a high footfall.
The meeting was attended by Police Commissioner Alok Verma, Special Commissioners (Law & Order) and Joint Commissioners of Police (all ranges). The LG has instructed the police to ensure strict compliance of these directions.
Jung asked the police personnel to be vigilant and keep a close watch on major markets in the Capital, which witness an increased footfall during the festive season. He also asked all police officers that ahead of the festive season, all CCTV cameras installed in markets, malls and crowded areas should be made fully functional. These CCTV cameras will help the police keep an eye and help prevent any untoward incident.
In the meeting, Jung expressed concern at inadequate training of security personnel of private agencies manning malls, cinema, halls, etc. He directed the Delhi Police to be extra careful in all such places.
The LG instructed that sufficient number of police personnel should be deployed for the safety of the citizens during Ramleela, Navratra and Muharram and other festivals and wherever there is large congregation of people.
He also instructed that police personnel to ensure safety and security of sensitive installations in the capital.