Panchkula crime on rise, police patrolling to be stepped up

In view of increased incidents of crime, police are strengthening the patrolling in the city. Special police teams will carry out the rounds in the markets on a daily basis to check rising incidents of crimes like chain snatching and theft cases.

The instructions for the increased patrolling were issued on Friday by police top brass, as crime, particularly theft cases, have been on the rise. Police earlier suspended some officials for failing to check snatching incidents in the city.

Commissioner, Police, Panchkula-Ambala range, Rajbir Singh Deswal, issued these instructions to the police officials during a meeting that was held in the city Friday. Deswal held a meeting with the Station House Officers (SHOs) of the different police stations in the city during which the instructions were issued.

Earlier Deswal visited different police stations in the city and interacted with the police officials. He visited the Sector 14 police station where he told reporters that special police drives are being launched in the city to deal with the rising incidents of crimes.

Under the safe street programme, two-hour patrolling drives will be started in different sectors of the city on a daily basis. Besides the increased patrolling a detailed traffic plan is being prepared to check the accidents and traffic jams in the city. A senior police official has been assigned with the job to prepare the traffic plan.

The Police Commissioner has also issued instructions to the SHOs of police stations that they should also involve the resident welfare associations (RWAs) and the local non governmental organisations (NGOs) for a better tie-up between the police and the public to put tabs on crimes.

Police officials have been asked to strengthen community policing and to involve the members of RWAs to generate information about any incidents of crime and to take preventive measures by enhancing the vigil around some crime-happening spots in the city.

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