Cops carve out ‘no-nonsense’ plan for New Year revelers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Dec 2017 09:45:39


Staff Reporter,

With the help of newly-installed 2,010 CCTV cameras, the city police have carved out a ‘no-nonsense’ plan for new year revelers. The force will be deployed in such a way that identified rule violators (in cameras) would be immediately netted by the police. The police have identified 52 points across the city where large number of youngsters gather during New Year celebration. These points would be covered by the extra police force to maintain law and order.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Joint CP) Shivajirao Bodkhe informed The Hitavada that more than 4,000 policemen along with senior officers right from Sub-Inspector to top rank police officers would monitor the situation. Special team of Quick Response Teams (QRT) and Riot Control Police (RCP) have been asked to remain ready for quick response.

Senior police officers would monitor the situation from City Control Room. If anyone caught in camera for violation of
rules, he or she would face stern action, warned Joint CP Bodkhe. The cameras have high resolution capacity and it can capture number plates of vehicles, he added.

All important squares and roads would be covered by the police teams of concerned police stations while teams of traffic police would conduct breath analyzer tests of bikers and car drivers. The city police have issued notices to more than 500 persons who were caught by the cops last year for drink and drive.

The police control room officers and senior Police Inspector have been directed to maintain coordination during the bandobast so that police teams would immediately reach to the spot. The police teams of local police stations will enforce barricading at important squares from Saturday evening.

The police have started checking of history-sheeters goons. “We have list of more than 2,500 history-sheeters and they are being checked by the teams of concerned police stations,” the Joint CP added. The police will conduct checking at entry points of city - Wadi, Hingna, Chinchbhuvan, Bahadura, Pardi, Koradi Road, Katol Road, Kamptee Road.

Special teams to check smuggling of liquor
State Excise Department has formed special teams to put check on the liquor smuggling, said a state excise official. Many hotels and restaurant owners smuggles country made foreign liquor from the neighbouring to book heavy profit. Sources informed that the liquor was smuggled from the Madhya Pradesh to book the maximum profit during new year celebration.