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Gurgaon: DGP promises more cops, takes stock of security before I-Day

DGP says more personnel will be recruited to meet manpower crunch

gurgaon Updated: Aug 13, 2017 22:39 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
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Student takes part in dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium on Sunday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

The shortage of manpower in Gurgaon police will be overcome soon and more personnel will be joining the city police to ensure better law and order. This promise was reiterated by Haryana DGP BS Sandhu, who held a meeting with senior police officers on Saturday evening to take stock of security preparations in the run up to Independence Day celebrations on August 15.

After issuing necessary instructions, the DGP conducted surprise inspections at various police stations, important junctions and crossings in the city to check police presence late in the night. Apart from that, Sandhu ordered that a DCP rank official be appointed to streamline patrolling and checking during the night particularly between 11pm and 2am.

This order assume significance, as a recent case of stalking in Gurgaon where a BPO executive was chased by miscreants in a car has shocked residents. A similar incident involving a politician’s son in Chandigarh also raised concerns regarding safety and security of residents, particularly women, at night.

To address security-related issues, Sandhu also announced that two women police station, one each in west and south police districts, would be opened soon.

During a recent night inspection, he visited police stations in Palam Vihar, sectors 29 and 56 where he checked the daily diary and other records maintained by the staff. He asked the police officials to work hard and empathise with the victims of crime, particularly women, as they need special assistance and care from the police.

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Sandhu also inspected barricades at Genpact Chowk, Crowne Plaza hotel and also called for increasing the number of night barricades to check the movement of suspicious persons.

Sumit Kuhar, DCP, crime, said the inspection came as a complete surprise and there was no intimation from the higher authorities. “The DGP took a complete round of New Gurgaon and went to different police stations. Our men were found to be on alert both at police stations and barricades,” Kuhar said, adding that with the Independence Day celebrations just three days away, the police are on their toes.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 22:38 IST