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City police gear up for hectic schedule ahead

Staff Reporter

Crime Prevention Fortnight on till November 3


KOCHI: The City Police seem to be worried by the dip in goodwill among the public, even though their intensive traffic drive has started yielding results. The main reason for the change in public perception was the recent spate in burglaries.

But the force is treating burglaries on three consecutive days a couple of weeks back part of a planned operation by some gang outside the State.

"Once we stepped up vigilance during patrolling, it stopped. Interesting part of these break-ins was that security personnel were present when the crime was committed," said City Police Commissioner P. Vijayan.

This has brought in the need to streamline the security service provided in the city. The City Police Commissioner will convene a meeting of police officers and agencies providing security personnel to discuss this issue.

The force will also take up an extensive drive to collect details of migrant labourers working in the city, as part of the Crime Prevention Fortnight.

The drive, which began on October 20, will be on till November 3.

Efforts are also being made to bring in more cooperation from bodies such as the Kudumbasree, representatives of residents associations, merchants, social workers and trade unions in curbing crime.

The Crime Prevention Fortnight has been timed in anticipation of the hectic schedule that coming months has in store for the city police. With the Sabarimala pilgrim season in the offing and the Santhosh Trophy Football tournament scheduled for next month, the city life is sure to be thrown out of gear many a times.

Night patrolling will be intensified as part of the drive.

Special checks for illicit trafficking of liquor, spirit, narcotic drugs and contraband articles, vehicle checks, action against anti-social elements and vandalism, execution of long pending warrants and closely monitoring history-sheeters are part of the Crime Prevention Fortnight.

Five Assistant Commissioners of Police have been given specific roles during this drive. The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Special Branch, will organise public adalats, day and night combing and update the city-sealing scheme.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Crime Detachment, will be monitoring execution of long-pending warrants, arrests of accused and organising public awareness programmes.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, District Crime Records Bureau, will keep tab on anti-socials, known depredators and dossier criminals and maintain and update station records.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Narcotic Cell, will be in charge of enforcing local and special local laws related to control of narcotic drugs, liquor and activities like gambling.

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