Delhi: Signature Bridge, Mathura Road among 64 criminal-infested stretches

Anti-snatching teams have been constituted in every police station in Delhi that remain in touch with the beat staff, informers etc

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New Delhi: Sixty-four stretches, including Signature Bridge to Bhopura Road, Lala Lajpat Road and Rani Jhansi Road, have been identified as “vulnerable” by the Delhi Police, where extra patrolling is being done at night, Lt Governor Anil Baijal was told Tuesday.

Baijal, who chaired a meeting to review preventive strategies to curb street crime in Delhi, directed the force that senior officers should themselves patrol the streets during the day and at night to monitor exercise effectively.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Renu Sharma, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other senior officers.

According to a statement issued by the LG’s office, it was also informed in the meeting that anti-snatching teams have been constituted in every police station that remains in touch with the beat staff, prahari, police informers and others.

“Sixty-four vulnerable stretches (29 north zone and 35 south zones) have been identified by police like Mathura Road – Ashram Chowk to Badarpur Flyover, Lala Lajpat Rai Road, Signature Bridge to Bhopura Border, Rani Jhansi Road, ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Khalsa College,” it stated.

“And extra patrolling by PCR Vans is being done in these stretches under the supervision of ACP/PCR, especially during 10 PM to 3 AM along with ERVs/QRTs of police stations,” the statement read.

As regards curbing of sale of illicit liquor, drugs and arms, the LG desired that effective action should be taken in coordination with neighbouring States.

The Delhi lieutenant governor directed that visibility of police on streets be enhanced and further extended inside the residential colonies, especially during nights and more Mobikes be pressed into service.