Ambala-Panchkula commissioner of police OP Singh has directed the deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) to be out on the road on the New Year Eve and ensure proper law and order during the celebrations.
The officials have been asked keep an eye on repeated offenders. All SHOs and police post in-charges will locate areas prone to drunken brawl or eve teasing, and adequately depute PCRs vehicles to deal with the situation.
“To provide instant help to women in case of any untoward incident, women police personnel will also be deputed around main markets,”he instructed, adding, “The assistant commissioners of police (ACPs) will direct all event organisers to have sufficient number of bouncers to regulate the gathering, and if feasible, install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras also.”
The SHOs will enforce business hours for serving liquor and playing music rigorously, said the CP, directing officials to “build a record of non-compliance and tell them their licences will be cancelled if they digress.”
“Also, with the help of NGOs, we would ensure a few but strong check posts with six-eight policemen to keep a check on arm movement and drunken driving,”said Singh.
He added the DCPs would ensure duty magistrates and emergency services (fire brigade, hospital) are in place, and also advised cops to stay away from partying and drinking.
‘Ensure adequate counter firepower’
The top cop said the DCPs would ensure adequate counter firepower around vulnerable locations (cantonment, high-end hotels, Indian Oil depots, etc) to deal with any terrorist attack. “There is an alert of about 20-odd armed laskhars having infiltrated in the region to launch attacks on high value targets,”said OP Singh.