New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI)- Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Wednesday informed that Delhi Police has taken several measures to improve law and order situation like dynamic identification of crime-prone areas, deployment of police pickets, foot patrolling, PCR Vans and Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs).

The Minister made a statement in the Rajya Sabha in response to a question by AAP member Sushil Kumar Gupta over law and order situation in the National Capital.

Gupta said the law and order situation in Delhi needs to be urgently improved as incidents of snatching on roads have become a common phenomenon, many criminals enter neighbouring states after committing crimes and measures taken in coordination with the police of neighbouring states.

“Delhi Police continuously monitors law and order situation in the national capital and has taken various measures to improve it like dynamic identification of crime-prone areas, deployment of police resources including pickets, foot patrolling, PCR Vans and Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs), integrated patrolling by local police with PCR staff and traffic police,” Rai said.

About 6,958 cases of snatching were reported during the year 2023 (upto November 15), against 7,498 cases in the corresponding period of year 2022, which shows a decline by 7.20 per cent. For curbing the menace of snatching, Delhi Police has introduced measures like identification of hotspots of snatching and community policing programmes, the Minister said.

Regarding the question of coordination with neighbouring states, he said to deal with inter-state movement of criminals, Inter-state Coordination meetings at Police headquarters level are regularly organized for sharing criminal intelligence and inputs about suspected terrorist, sympathizer and harbours hideouts. Besides, such coordination meetings are also held at district DCP level with districts of neighbouring states, Rai added.

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