After three convicted Pakistani ISI agents fled from the city by fooling a Sub Inspector, Delhi Police will buy their own vehicle to ferry detained Pakistanis within the city.
All this while the Special Branch of Delhi Police that handles the “restriction orders” of Pakistanis waiting to be deported to their country were dependent on rented vehicles of the Social Welfare Department of Delhi government for transportation.
On January 1, three Pakistanis, who had completed their jail sentences and were lodged at Lampur detention centre in northwest Delhi, fled from police custody when they were taken to Guru Nanak Eye Centre in central Delhi for a check up.
“One policeman had accompanied all the three to a hospital, and after gaining his confidence and fooling him, the trio fled. They first went to the hospital and after that to an eatery in the rented cab,” said a senior police officer.
As per rule, foreigners who have completed their jail sentences are kept at the Lampur detention centre till the time their travel documents are processed and they are given a green signal to leave.
As per Delhi High court, their movement is restricted and they can visit hospitals or markets depending on the exigency escorted by armed personnel.
While the Special Branch is responsible for the movement of Pakistanis, that of other foreign nationals is handled by the Foreigners regional Registration office (FRRO).
"We have placed a proposal to buy our own vehicle so that we can manage our security better. We are taking all measures to ensure that such incidents do not happen again," said a senior police officer.
Armed men will man the vehicles and a logbook would be maintained for each and every visit of the detained Pakistanis.