Gurgaon police hardsell action plan to curb rising crime
City police officials claim they are doing everything possible to curb crime in the city though it is not showing any signs of decline. Sunil Thapliyal reports.india Updated: Dec 22, 2011 01:29 IST
City police officials claim they are doing everything possible to curb crime in the city though it is not showing any signs of decline.
“We will ask the residents to come forward and demand their rights. We will implement a citizen’s charter and our advice to them is ‘Haq Se Maango’. We will make the system more transparent and seek public support,” said Maheshwar Dayal, deputy commissioner of police (east), Gurgaon.
The city police hope the law and order situation would improve in 2012.
“The Gurgaon police will get 2,000 more personnel by March 2012. Shortage of staff has become a big concern for the police department, which is struggling to check an increasing crime rate,” he added.
Haryana DGP Ranjiv Singh Dalal had said that the strength of the police force will go up to 5,600 after new appointments.
Currently, the city police department has 3,405 personnel, at least 34% less than the number of staff sanctioned for a city of 1.5 million people.
Additional personnel will also be taken into the traffic department. This will go a long way in the enforcement of traffic rules.
“With these steps, we hope the police can serve people better, and match the needs of a fast-growing population,” said Dayal. He also said the policing system would improve in the coming year.
“We are making all efforts to control the crime and maintain law and order. However, no doubt there is immense scope for improvement and we are working on that,” added Dayal.