“The number of PCR vans needs to be increased as their presence deters criminals. Many suggestions can be made but one has to follow them to make a difference,” Singh added.
A retired cop, who requested anonymity, said a top politician has over 200 police personnel for his security. “It is ridiculous to have 200 men securing a single man. These jobs should be given to paramilitary forces. It is time to segregate the nature of work,” he added.
Former senior police officers said technical surveillance needed to be enhanced. “In my tenure, I had written to the transport ministry to install cameras in Delhi Transport Corporation buses. Private buses shouldn’t be given permits if they don't have a camera and a Global Positioning System,” said BK Gupta, former Delhi Police chief.
Another senior officer said in most developing countries, one will not find any traffic police on the roads as they have cameras that capture crimes. “If that happens, our 6,000-odd traffic police personnel can be pressed into maintaining law and order in the city,” he added.