Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh said that the police department is working hard towards an image makeover and corruption in the force is being dealt with, with an iron hand. Singh said that if a police officer—whatever post he is holding—is found guilty of corruption and high handedness; he would be punished in the strictest possible manner.
All senior officials of Meerut Zone were present on the occasion.
OP Singh’s visit to Ghaziabad marked a crucial phase in the sense that senior police officers previously have given a miss to Ghaziabad for Noida – for holding press conferences and for making a statement. But Singh chose Ghaziabad to launch several key initiatives of UP Police such as Integrated E-challan, flagging off police patrol bikes and enhancing scope of Dial 100 (to register FIR).
Singh said that he is trying to establish a proper dialogue between police and public as the primary objective of the police force is to serve public and said that various feedback mechanisms are being put in place for public feedback.
On crime he said that of late several criminals have turned a new leaf fearing police action. He said that Meerut Zone is top in crime but with the diligence of several good officers crime is being brought under control.
Speaking on Dial 100, the DGP said that the response time of Dial 100 has been reduce from earlier 23 minutes to 14 minutes; that will further come down to 10 minutes sooner. He praised SSP Ghaziabad’s initiative to register FIR through Dial 100 network.
The DGP also flagged off 109 Dial 100 bikes. He said that to control crime against women soon Dial 100, Women Helpline 1090 and Anti-Romeo Squad will be integrated to make the system more effective.
Earlier, while interacting with students at the police summer camp, DGP Singh said that such camps are targeted to improve self-confidence in kids, besides raising awareness and training in disaster management, self-defence and other aspects. By doing Yoga and indulging in several activities is both fun and learning for students, he said.
Several policemen who had stood well in the hour of duty were also felicitated by the police chief. Notable among them are SP City Akash Tomar and CO IInd Atish Kumar Singh.
-Sangeeta Mittal, delhincrnews.in reporter