The Chennai Police is facilitating relief material and keeping an eye on locked homes in Chennai after residents had to abandon their houses in the flood-ravaged city.
With many flood-affected people shifting to relief camps, police kept a watch on locked homes to prevent any possible cases of thefts and house-breaks, a city police release said.
On the directions of police commissioner TK Rajendran, night patrolling was intensified, with over 350 jeeps and over 400 beat policemen deployed for the job, it said.
“As a result, in some places, accused persons were held for trying to involve in theft (in such houses),” it said.
Further, the police helped a range of relief aid reach people, including over 32,000 food packets, 28,000kg of milk powder, 500kg of rice, 100kg of fruits and other essentials like bedsheets and dresses, it added.
Medical camps were held for families of police personnel and they were being administered with preventive medication to safeguard them from the any possible spread of epidemic, it said.