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Noida: ‘Police Mitra’ cards to be issued to informants

Gautam Budh Nagar residents who provide meaningful information to police on a regular basis will get the cards

noida Updated: Jul 03, 2017 23:36 IST
Preety Acharya
Preety Acharya
Hindustan Times
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According to senior police officials, the force is highly understaffed and such initiatives will help utilise available resources to the fullest.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Representative Photo)

The district police is going to provide ‘Police Mitra’ cards to active and involved citizens in Gautam Budh Nagar. The initiative will help police increase their information base in the area.

According to senior police officials, the force is highly understaffed and such initiatives will help utilise available resources to the fullest. Citizens who provide meaningful information to the police on a regular basis will get these cards, they added.

Hundreds of such cards have been sent for printing and will soon be distributed among citizens, according to a source. The card will lend some credibility and safety to the person providing police with information and police are expecting it to motivate others to help them.

Residents of various housing societies will be getting these cards along with security guards, shopkeepers and others as the local police wants to keep a tab on suspicious persons living in various residential societies in Noida and Greater Noida. In a recent case, a 27-year-old man fell from the sixth floor of building while trying to hide from the police. He was absconding in a car theft case in Gurgaon and had been hiding in a Greater Noida society.

“We have decided to distribute these cards to people who are already providing us information. They will also encourage new people to get in touch with us. Anybody who gets this card will be strictly told not to misuse it for any illegal activity,” said Suniti, superintendent of police (SP), Gautam Budh Nagar (rural).

“We will be printing important contact numbers on the Police Mitra card to help the card holder get in touch with the right person to give a tip-off,” she added.

Recently, the Noida police also held meetings with security guards of various residential societies to tell them how they can help the police curb crime. They are also planning to reward security guards who give important tip-offs.

Another initiative is refreshment courses in dealing with cases related to women’s safety. Senior police officials, along with senior legal advisors and government doctors, are going to hold a session for police personnel on handling cases involving crimes against women sensitively.

First Published: Jul 03, 2017 23:36 IST