Indore: Following rise in crime in the city, the Deputy Inspector General of Police Harinarayanachari Mishra has instructed police station in-charges to increase foot patrolling on the street under their jurisdiction to assure common men about their safety and to curb crime.
DIG had called a meeting of police station in-charges recently and instructed them to be alert towards their duty. The aim behind starting foot patrolling is to gain trust of people and to thwart criminal activities in the city. Police station in-charges have started foot patrolling in their areas to increase police presence on the street.
During the patrolling on Monday, a police station in-charge said that they checked various places in their jurisdiction and names of many suspects have been noted. Moreover, many Ahatas (a place near wine shop for consuming liquor) were also checked by the police team.
DIG Mishra said the patrolling is aimed to keep an eye on the criminals and criminal activities in the city. The police station in-charges are instructed to meet people of their area and to collect information about the anti-social elements during patrolling.
The instructions are given to patrol the area for more than two hours so that people will trust on police and the criminals would be feared due to police presence on the street. It is believed that the criminals and anti social elements gather on Ahatas so the instruction to check the Ahatas is also given to the police station in-charges. The Superintendent of Police of east and west areas of city will give report of patrolling to DIG on daily basis.