Noida, July 14 (IANS) Six months after the Police Commissionerate system was introduced in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautambuddh Nagar, crime data shows significant improvement in almost all parameters, be it dacoity, loot, theft, kidnapping or women’s safety.
In the last 180 days, the new system has achieved 65 per cent success in controlling crime in the district.
Data shows that the new system has managed to reduce dacoity cases by half, while the cases of loot, vehicle theft, ransom, and rape have also come down significantly.
The police also introduced the Gangster Act and seized properties of notorious criminals to the tune of Rs 13 crore. Strict action resulted in instilling the fear of law in the minds of criminals such as Sundar Bhati, Satbir Bansal, Sumit Nagar, Chandrapal Pradhan and others. Police Commissioner Alok Singh also emphasised on building trust among the people as the police also increased patrolling and people connect.
Women safety being a crucial area, the police also conducted awareness campaigns – ‘Chaupal’ – in slums, schools, colleges and societies to make women aware of their rights and encouraged them to raise their voice against crimes.
Also during the Covid pandemic, Gautambuddh Nagar police designed a plan to help the the poor, elderly, and others in need, be it delivering food, other essential items, and medicines to making ambulances available to expecting mothers, elderly and others. The police created a food bank, while vans were being used to deliver food, essential items, and medicines to the needy. The police distributed 1,500 food packets to the needy every day.
The department recently started a system of virtual meetings between complainants and officials to ensure cases are resolved quickly. There is a provision of uploading the documents online for smooth processing of the case.
The police also activated its cyber cell to identify and nab criminals who were cheating people in the name of jobs, or fake challans during the pandemic.