The purpose of setting up this cell is to prevent snatching, abduction, robbery, eve-teasing and other similar crimes. Equipped with latest technologies, the crime stoppers have been given specific beats to cover. They work in three shifts and can be seen on gypsies and motorcycles at strategic points in the city. They have been able to minimize the incidents of chain snatching; eve teasing etc. to a considerable extent after the system has been put in place.
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Stemming The Tide
Snatchers beware! Crime stoppers are here
Tribune News Service
Just the way one finds ready-to-help police control room (PCR) gypsys and bikes at almost every roundabout in Chandigarh, the Amritsar police has set up a team of “Crime Stoppers” to ensure round-the-clock surveillance in the city to provide greater sense of security to the general public.
SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said more than 200 police personnel of different ranks had been deputed for the purpose after imparting them special training. “The objective behind setting up the cell is to prevent snatching, abduction, robbery, eve-teasing and other similar crimes. Equipped with latest technologies, the Crime Stoppers have been given specific beats to cover,” he said.
They worked in three shifts and could be seen on Gypsies and motorcycles at strategic points in the city. The initiative to launch the special surveillance under the name Crime Stoppers was taken following growing incidents of chain snatching and eve-teasing in the city. The Crime Stoppers also kept a watch on the smooth flow of traffic and make sure there was no violation.
Besides, telephone connectivity at all police stations had been restored and vacant posts under the
In addition, the functioning of the police control room had been streamlined to make it receptive, responsive and effective so that it ultimately became public-friendly.
“The introduction of mobile vans, motorcycles for round-the-clock surveillance has been made possible under the banner Crime Stoppers. Members of the team have been deployed at strategic points and sensitive locations. The graph of incidents of chain snatching and eve-teasing has shown a remarkable drop after the system has been put in place,” he said.
“In addition to all these efforts, public is free to call me up personally on my cell number in case of an emergency,” he said.
“All these efforts are aimed at bringing people closer to the police and they have started growing a feeling of confidence and it has led to social security at large. Free communication is a big boon to effective policing. The police in the service of public is the mantra of the