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More cops to be deployed in city for night patrol

gurgaon Updated: Jun 29, 2012 01:01 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Amid repeated complaints of poor police presence at night, the Haryana police have decided to deploy a special force of around 50 fresh recruits, currently posted at Bhondsi.

The police officers will be on patrol duty in Gurgaon between 8pm and 4am to curb rising incidents of crime, Director General of Police RS Dalal said on Thursday.

"This step will deter criminals who take advantage of the dark," Dalal added.

In addition to this, the Haryana police have acquired an advanced Automatic Finger Print Identification System (AFPIS) at the cost of R2.5 crore. The technology will help the police identify repeat offenders in just 40 seconds. The main system has been installed at the Haryana Police Academy in Madhuban (Karnal district). All 23 police stations in Gurgaon would be fitted with a scanner that will be linked to the AFPIS to log in finger prints.

The system will store photographs and finger prints of all criminals that have been booked in the state. The scanners can also be installed on PCR vans.

However, these scanners, which cost about Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000, are yet to be purchased. The device has been put to use in Panipat and will be launched in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Rohtak in the coming days.

Meanwhile, hardcore criminals lodged in jails in Haryana would not get parole for first five years and a proposal to amend the existing rules for this has been forwarded to the state government, Salal said.

The Director General of Police was replying to questions of media persons after laying the foundation stone of R30-crore office building of Police Commissioner in Gurgaon.

He said it had been observed that many a time the prisoners go out on parole, commit crimes and escape. Therefore, there is a plan to amend Haryana Prisoners Good Conduct Act.