Signalled strict implementation of rules in view of covid cases
Director General of Police Ashish Bhatia during his visit to Vadodara said, Gujarat police is taking strict measures to control the situation after the state see increase of Corona cases recently.
There will be no public celebration for Dhuleti and will take action accordingly as per the situation. The DGP attend various programs during his stay which includes the T 20 cricket tournament where he himself showed his batting skills on the pitch.
DGP Ashish Bhatia said the Corona cases are increasing in the state and will try to take action if the cases surge in coming days. During lockdown they implement the rules strictly and then give some relaxation after unlock and make rules like wearing mask, sanitise and social distancing compulsary.
After Diwali as the cases increased they implement the rules strictly and managed to control the situation. After public relaxation the cases increase and the police collect fines from people for not wearing masks. Again as the cases surge they will increase enforcement and plan the strategy accordingly.
He request people to follow guidelines on their own and help the police to maintain law and order. He also said that there will be no public celebration for Dhuleti and strictly implementing the rules.
DGP attend the inauguration of Child Friendly Corner at Harni Police Station, “People-oriented campaign” in the form of a bridge approach between people and the police and a program on “Return of Property Lost by Citizens”.
He said there will be a child friendly corner at every police station. As the force see 33% women recruitment, the corner will help them to do their duties. In addition the corner will also give space to the U 18 victims and also juveniles to avoid mixing them with normal criminals.
He said, missing children is the focus area for them. In Gujarat 2300 missing cases are on record from 2007 and till date they have found 95% of missing child. The CID, local police along with anti human trafficking unit is engaged to search for the missing children. However there are few AHTU units in Gujarat. Now in recent budget it has been proposed to start the units in 22 district.
As the state saw cases of suicides in recent time, DGP said, a helpline is already there and the teams reached the spot after someone called on the number. In addition they have the data which helps them to understand and study the case and take remedial measures.
Earlier DGP Ashish Bhatia remain present at the inauguration ceremony of 27th DGP Cricket Cup and T20 Cup at Pratapnagar police headquarters. He himself showed his batting skills on the pitch. He said, we all have to live in new normal and the tournament is to improve the skills as well as physical fitness of the force.
In terms of police welfare the department is spreading to other areas like scholarship and other facilities. He briefed about the new initiative by the police to return the stolen items to the complainants. This is to increase the detection and recovery areas and create a sense of belief in people.
At the end the DGP visited the Office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Bhavan at Jail Road. He attend Bhumi Pujan of Vadodara City “She” Team Counseling and Training Center and was briefed by commisioner Dr. Samsher Singh about the activities carried out by the teams.