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Cops to care for the elderly

delhi Updated: Jun 19, 2009 23:55 IST
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In a bid to provide security to the elderly living alone in the city, Delhi Police has launched a special drive.

As part of their plan, a police officer of inspector rank will visit the house of each senior citizen and identify the problems faced by that person. The officer is also expected to inspect if the house has proper locks, iron grills and door chains.

“If the house lacks any such devices necessary for maintaining security, our policeman would help them procure these items from the market at a reasonable price. We would also ask them if any property agents are bothering them or not,” said Y.S. Dadwal, commissioner of police.

Every police station has three officers at the inspector level. The Anti-Terrorism Officer has been made the nodal head in charge of security of senior citizens. The police chief added that they would address all issues relating to the elderly.

“So far we have more than 8,500 senior citizens registered with us who live alone. It is our duty to ensure their security. Among other things we would also stress that they verify the servants with the police,” said the officer. He added that if the basic security is addressed they could help avert any tragedy.