The local police have launched intensive night patrols and checking in wee hours of the day to ensure that the festive season is peaceful for the residents as well as tourists. Barricades are being organised at entry points to the city and vehicles are being checked.
Surveillance has also been increased in the morning hours.
The night checking and nakas start at 10:00 pm and continues till 3:00 am. Officers of the rank of DSPs move around to monitor the surveillance.
An HT team that visited various landmark points in the city like the Customs Chowk, the area near Harmandar Sahib and municipal corporation building found that checking was taking place at 1: 00 am.
The DGP has also put an additional 400 cops on field duty so that people can relax and enjoy their festive shopping without fear.
Police Commissioner Ram Singh said, "Over the past two months, we have worked hard to ensure that cases of snatching decline. This accomplished, we want to ensure an incident-free festival season. Hence, the increased police presence and the putting up of nakas."
He added that the department had also prepared a database of people involved in petty crimes and their movements were being monitored, whenever required and the police had declared 30 persons as proclaimed offenders.
"Additional PCR vehicles been deployed and we have ordered that DSPS must reach the spot, whenever a snatching incident is reported. SHOs have also been asked to work on curbing drug trafficking."
400 additional cops placed in city
Two companies of CRPF
Night patrol from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Morning checking from 3:00 am to 8:00 am.
Database of people involved
in petty crimes made
30 POs nabbed in two-and-a-half months
Gang of snatchers busted