Union House Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday lauded the work by Delhi Police in the course of the COVID-induced lockdown and highlighted that the section will likely be inscribed in golden phrases in its historical past.
“I got here to 73rd basis day parade of Delhi in February 2020. I had stated that the police ought to face the difficulties shoulder to shoulder with society. It has been a yr now and once we look again we see how Delhi Police received the belief of individuals and proved my phrases proper,” Mr Shah stated, talking at Delhi Police headquarters.
“Within the difficult yr, Delhi Police has handed the take a look at. Be it Northeast Delhi violence, COVID-19 lockdown, serving to migrant staff or establishing peaceable talks with protesting farmers at borders, Delhi Police confronted each problem with immense grit,” he stated.
The House Minister stated that round 8,000 police personnel obtained COVID-infected and thirty succumbed to it.
“Round 8,000 personnel obtained COVID-infected, 30 succumbed to it. Nonetheless, Delhi Police stored at it. They inspected areas throughout lockdown through drones, helped the aged, pregnant ladies, and COVID-infected folks alike. The section will likely be inscribed in golden phrases within the historical past of Delhi Police,” Mr Shah stated.
He emphasised on the necessity for scientific proof to make sure speedy justice.
“You can not management the crime by nabbing the prison however by making certain that they’re punished for his or her crime. If you may get a prison punished for the crime, then a number of others will be stopped. If we begin producing scientific proof earlier than the court docket, the prison can not escape,” he stated.
Mr Shah stated that footage of CCTV cameras will likely be monitored on the police’s knowledge centre to curb crimes.
“The Authorities of India has authorised a secure metropolis challenge for Delhi. 15,000 cameras will likely be put in and its feed will likely be obtained on the police’s knowledge centre. Within the coming time, cameras at railway stations and that of the Delhi authorities will likely be monitored to manage crime,” he stated.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava stated that the police will signal a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gandhinagar’s Nationwide Forensic Sciences College right this moment.
“Cyber and financial offences are new period’s crime. Delhi Police is working successfully to convey it below management. To obtain help from cyber and forensic consultants, we’ll signal MoU with Gandhinagar’s Nationwide Forensic Sciences College right this moment,” he stated.
Commissioner Shrivastava underlined that the insurance coverage quantity has been elevated from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 28 lakhs in case of a personnel’s sudden loss of life or loss of life on account of pure causes.
“For unintended deaths, insurance coverage quantity raised to Rs 78 lakhs from Rs 30 lakhs for police personnel,” he added.