With a view to curbing crime in the rural areas of the region, inspector general of police (Rohtak Range) Shrikant Jadhav has directed the police authorities in all four districts in the range to adopt the villages with highest number of criminal cases in their respective jurisdictions.
Jadhav had recently held a meeting of the superintendents of police of the four districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat and Panipat in this regard.
Following his directions, the SPs of these districts have already selected various villages in this regard. Rohtak police will adopt two villages Bohar and Ismaila while Sonepat police will adopt Bathgaon village. Similarly, Panipat will adopt Nara and Hathwala villages and Jhajjar police will adopt Siddhipur Lowa village.
As per the plan, the police will keep a close eye on the activities of criminals living in these villages and efforts will be made to prevent any criminal incident in these villages. Also, the police endeavour to check smuggling of drugs and arms in these villages.
The police will not only conduct night patrolling in such a village, but also prepare a list of the criminals in the area. The police will also form a dispute redressal committee, comprising elder people with clean image, to solve the disputes among the villagers.
Besides, the police will organise yoga camps, cultural and sports events in these villages to attract the youth towards sports.
Talking to Hindustan Times, IG Jadhav said, "The step has been taken to check crime in the villages having bad image. We are hopeful that the campaign will bring good results by bringing down crime and improving the image of these villages".
Sonepat SP Abhishek Garg said that this initiative would help the police to create a peaceful atmosphere in these villages with the help of local residents. "We have already identified a village and we have started working as per the plan," he added.
Concerned over the increasing number of criminal cases in the region, the Rohtak police had earlier started 'My Criminal' scheme, under which the police officers have been given the responsibility to arrest at least one absconding criminal.