Pune rural police roadmap 2018 focuses on traffic decongestion, women’s safety and protection to industry
Sandip Patil, newly appointed superintendent of police (Pune rural), on Saturday said that several measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of residents and to end the menace of anti-social elements who harass women as well as target trade, commerce and industries, in the region.
He was addressing the media at the Pune rural police headquarters on Pashan road regarding the future roadmap of the rural police.
Patil further said that dedicated traffic units are being set up under every police station, while there will be a separate traffic division for Baramati.
Also present on the occasion were Sandip Jadhav, additional superintendent of police (SP) (Pune division) and Sandip Pakhal, additional SP (Baramati division). The SP said that the safety of women and students will be top priority. “There is a committee in every village that meets every month to address the issues related to security of women. The women committee at the police station level will have about 100 members, including principals and counsellors,” he said. The Nirbhaya Squad has been given spy cameras to record activities of anti-social elements and to take action against them.
Patil further said that the police department would be concentrating on creating a safe environment for entrepreneurs.
“As many as 2,000 companies are located in the industrial belts of Shikrapur-Sanaswadi, Ranjangaon, Baramati, Bhigavan and Jejuri, which provide employment to the local youths as well as those from other states. “However, there have been cases of some goons harassing businessmen. We have prepared a list of 110 such anti-social elements. We will soon be taking action against them under stringent laws, like Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders and Dangerous Persons Act, 1981 (MPDA). We are updating ‘Gunda (goon) Register’ at the police station level”, he added. Focussing on ending traffic congestion in Khed, Chakan, Nagar road, the local civic bodies have been asked to plan their traffic plan. Each police station on the highway will be provided with a traffic unit.