Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana at present stated the police “haven’t closed the roads” to the nationwide capital and it’s the protesting farmers who’ve put up tents on the border that are blocking the routes.
In an interview with The Press Reporter at present, the highest cop stated, “We have now not closed the highway to Delhi. When there was a legislation and order downside, the barricading was finished in Delhi, it was essential. Since then tents have been put up on the opposite aspect of the border because of which the roads are closed”.
Numerous farmers, largely from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have been tenting on the Delhi borders since November 26 final 12 months, demanding the repeal of the three new farm legal guidelines.
Mr Asthana stated the Delhi Police are in contact with farmer leaders and the Haryana and Uttar Pradesh police officers are additionally involved. “We try to unravel this downside and resume visitors. I hope this barricading may even be eliminated very quickly, farmers may even transfer and visitors will resume,” he added.
His remark comes because the Supreme Court docket is listening to a plea in opposition to highway blockades by farmers protesting at Delhi borders. Final week, the court docket stated farmers have the correct to agitate however they can’t block roads indefinitely.
The farmers’ unions have alleged that the police had been answerable for the blockade.
This night, a gaggle of protesters headed to the farmers’ agitation website in Singhu to demand compensation for the homicide of Lakhbir Singh, whose mutilated physique was discovered within the space earlier this month, was stopped by the police to stop any unrest. Police reportedly carried out lathicharge at Narela close to Delhi-Haryana border to deliver the state of affairs below management. Barricades have now been put in place and extra personnel deployed there.
On the safety state of affairs through the festive season, because the nationwide capital will get able to have a good time Diwali, the police commissioner stated the pressure is “absolutely ready”.
“We’re absolutely ready. Preserving in thoughts the inputs and the state of affairs, we’ve got been getting ready since many days,” he stated. “There are crowds on the streets and markets, and different public locations. Anti-Terrorist Majors are in place, and we’re doing mock drills”.
Mr Asthana stated a marketing campaign has been launched in opposition to anti-social components during which a number of folks have been arrested. “Senior officers have additionally been requested to do patrolling on foot, and take the totally different residents associations into confidence in order that the general public believes that the police are current and so they can have a good time the pageant fortunately”.
On merging your entire Police Management Room (PCR) unit with the district groups, the police commissioner stated, “By merging the PCR and the police station, the manpower within the police station is greater, the automobiles are larger, the variety of beats (territories) of their police station areas has elevated… patrolling has develop into intensive.”
“The PCR response time which was five-seven minutes per name earlier has now come down to a few minutes and 7 seconds,” he knowledgeable.
On the latest medication raids in Mumbai and different cities, the official stated, “Medication are very dangerous for any society, particularly for the youth… there are numerous critical points of medication in Delhi, there are hotspots and lots of drug peddlers who’ve syndicates and networks. Preserving this factor in thoughts, all senior officers have been given very clear directions to run a marketing campaign in opposition to drug trafficking. Strict authorized motion must be taken in opposition to those that are concerned on this”.