Delhi Police beef up Diwali security


Delhi Police have stepped up security in markets, malls and high-traffic areas to ensure a smooth and safe Diwali, officials said on Saturday. Elaborate security arrangements have been made, especially in markets, shopping malls, vital facilities and places likely to attract large crowds, they said.

Police visibility has been improved through increased patrols and the deployment of additional pickets. All staff are on high alert to thwart any untoward incidents, they added. Special Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Sagar Preet Hooda said, “Ahead of the festival season, we have stepped up patrols in market areas, additional police pickets have been set up and personnel deployed.

“From the anti-terrorism point of view, anti-sabotage checks are being carried out to ensure that no anti-social or anti-national element is carrying out activities that can harm anyone’s life.” For the women’s security, female personnel have been deployed to the field, Hooda added. They will also patrol major intersections on scooters to ensure a safe environment. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (East) Priyanka Kashyap, along with additional DCP Sachin Sharma, other officials and police mitras, conducted foot patrols in Laxmi Nagar, one of the busiest markets frequented Delhi and V3S Mall, Preet Vihar to take stock of the security measures and build trust among the public.

Kashyap spoke to personnel deployed in the field to brief, sensitize and motivate them. She also interacted with representatives of market wellness associations and the general public to solicit their suggestions.

Plainclothes police will be deployed in markets and crowded areas to control any anti-social or criminal element trying to create an untoward situation, officials said.

In the South West District, Cyber ​​Awareness Program was organized at Sarojini Nagar Market to sensitize citizens and create preventive awareness among the people, especially the vulnerable sections such as children and students, women and old people. Deputy Police Commissioner (South West) Manoj C said such sessions would improve the police-public interface and help tackle cybercrimes. “This is part of our technology initiatives towards citizen-centric services to raise awareness of common cybercrimes,” he said. Flag marches and patrols were also carried out in the crowded Sarojini Nagar market, which witnesses heavy traffic during the festival season, police said.

Diwali will be celebrated on October 24.

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