LG Jung alerts cops on crimes against women, people from North-East
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Police to adopt zero tolerance on crimes against women. He also asked police to fix “individual responsibility” of police officers including Station House Officer (SHO) of the area to prevent crimes against the citizens from North-East states.
“Crimes against women must climb down with concerted efforts. He directed the officers to adopt a zero tolerance policy for crimes against women and issued instructions for activation of local committees,” said spokesperson from LG Secretariat. “He also directed SHOs to actively engage with local NGOs working with women in their areas. He also instructed that patrolling be intensified, particularly in areas, which are more vulnerable and prone to such incidents,” added the spokesperson. On Thursday, LG conducted a review meeting of law and order and crime in city with Delhi Police Commissioner and Special Commissioners.
Jung cautioned the officers about the hardships faced by people from North-East states residing in Delhi. He also cautioned them to be careful of any targeted crimes against people from those states, particularly girls and women, and said that individual responsibility of officers, including SHOs of the area, shall be fixed if there are crimes against people from North-East states residing in the Capital.
The LG also expressed his concern on increasing cases of motor vehicle theft and snatching incidents in the city. “LG directed all ranges and districts to work concertedly towards bringing crimes down through greater intelligence gathering and by being extra vigilant,” informed the spokesperson. On the issue of communal harmony, LG instructed the police to isolate such elements trying to disrupt peace and communal harmony and deal with them strictly. He also asked SHOs to intensify their engagement with peace committees and engage with people in their areas.
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