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08 March 2013

Steps in Delhi to improve Security of NE people

Itanagar, Mar 8
: In a bid to curb incidents of crime against women and people from the Northeastern States residing in the national capital, Delhi police has imparted special training to 32 representatives from the region to ensure their security.

With the aim of creating awareness and help people from North East who are subjected to harassment, the Delhi police led by Joint Commissioner (Training) Robin Hibu has ensured that measures are taken to protect them.

“During the training 32 persons from NE were selected as representatives of their respective States whom people from the region will contact in case of any emergency to coordinate with the police in case of any problem in Delhi,” Hibu, an IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh told PTI from New Delhi.

The Delhi Police has initiated several measures for providing security to working women including, directions under section 144 to BPOs and Call Centers to drop the female employees at their homes, dedicated phone lines, PCR to drop stranded women to their homes after sunset, lady police help desk at all police stations, among some, besides fast tracking of rape cases, Hibu said.

“We are also planning to issue separate standing order procedure based on Zero tolerance policy for the safety and security of NE students and others residing in Delhi besides appointment of Joint Commissioner and Inspector General of Police level officers as chief coordinators for security of NE citizens in Delhi,” he said.

“We are also contemplating to introduce 155 emergency response vehicles (ERVs) patrol for assistance in crime prone areas and special training to the beat staff of North and South districts where maximum NE citizens are residing,” Hibu added.

Hibu said, seven nodal officers in the rank of Additional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police would be appointed for seven districts to monitor works related to security for people from the NE.

During the day-long training it was resolved to work in partnership with student leaders, regional media for safety of NE citizens with Delhi Police.

Other resolutions include, training Northeastern police officers with Delhi Police, analysis of the crimes against citizens from NE in Delhi and its follow up, mapping of the area where these people are concentrated thereby deploying constables from the region, increasing patrolling by PCR vehicles and monthly meeting with Joint Commissioner of Police/ Chief Coordinator with the representatives of the eight Northeastern states.

Seven Public Prosecutors from Delhi Police Training College have volunteered to give legal advice during crisis for NE citizens in the capital, Hibu added.


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