Indore: Police launch ‘Crime Free Colony’ to guarantee safety

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:05 AM IST
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  • 27 CCTVs installed in Silver Spring Township
  • Similar initiative to follow suit in other colonies soon

Indore: Concerned over rising crimes in city, especially in townships, police has prepared a special project to tackle the menace. Proceeding ahead in the initiative police here on Sunday launched a campaign called ‘Crime Free Colony’.

The initiative was formally rolled out by DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra in the presence of ASP Prashant Choubey and Nagar Suraksha Samiti officers Amarjeet Singh Sudan and Ramesh Sharma at a programme in Silver Spring Township on Bypass.

Addressing the occasion, the DIG said “The motive behind this first of its kind initiative in the state is to provide safety to colony residents and also, aware them about various safety measures and relevant laws.”

The officials met local residents and assured them that police will try its best to curb crime like theft, robbery and others in the colony. The further informed that as many as 27 CCTVs were installed in the township to keep a tight vigil on the movement of visitors.

According to sources, soon cards carrying contact details of police and nearby hospitals will be provided to senior citizens of the township. Biometric verification of every visitor will also be done at the main entrance gate and a  team comprising police, security guards of township and the residents will be constituted to monitor the visitors’ movement in the township.

Police will further spread the same initiative one by one in other colonies in the city as well, said an official.

FREE PRESS EFFORT PAYS OFF

Rising theft and robbery incidents in city is proving a big challenge for residents as well as police, as most of the cases never get solved and accused arrested.

Concerned over the serious safety lapse in the city, Free Press had earlier carried out a full-fledged campaign under which it tried to report the plight of residents by conducting sustained interview with  people across the city, especially in colonies in Lasuria and Bypass area.

During the interviews several people had expressed their deep safety concerns and in absence of any administrative initiative, some even claimed to have raised a group by themselves to maintain security in the area. Free Press however duly reported all the issues to bring the situation to the notice of authorities concerned, and it feels nice to see the effort ultimately paid off.

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