New Delhi: Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah visited Delhi Police Headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday and held an extensive meeting with the officers on various subjects.
A statement issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said that in the meeting, Shah directed that forensic investigation should be made mandatory in all crimes involving punishment of more than 6 years in Delhi to increase the conviction rate and to integrate the criminal justice system with forensic science investigation.
He said that in the identified offenses of serious nature, chargesheets should be filed by the Police only after legal vetting.
The home minister said that surveillance was a major component of policing in preventing and investigating crime, hence cameras installed by the civil administration and Police in Delhi, as well as CCTV cameras installed in public places like airports, railway stations, bus stands, markets, and RWAs should be integrated with the control room.
He said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was determined to free the country from the curse of drugs and a detailed action plan had been prepared to crack down on narcotics in Delhi.
Shah said that a strategy was prepared to crack down on multi-state criminal gangs operating in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighbouring states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana.
In the meeting, there was an in-depth discussion on the security arrangements at the G-20 Summit to be held in India.
The home minister directed that a team from the Ministry of Home Affairs should visit some of the countries where the G-20 Summit had been successfully organised to study the security aspects.
He said that the safety of women, children, and senior citizens should be a priority.
Shah directed that efforts to provide them with a safe environment with a more professional and sensitive approach should be accelerated.
The home minister said that along with the safety of the people, their convenience should also be a priority of the Delhi Police for which a proper strategy for infrastructure and signaling should be developed and an alternate action plan put in place to facilitate smooth traffic movement after identifying traditional traffic hot-spots where the situation of extreme jams is seen.
In the meeting, while discussing policing by Delhi Police, a thorough review was undertaken of sensitive policing, scientific and professional investigation of crimes, law and justice management, cybercrime, training, future challenges, and welfare of Police personnel.
The union home minister said that for the timely disposal of complaints and online complaints a facility should be developed to provide information to the complainant about the status of his complaint.
He stressed the need to focus on the fitness of Police personnel and timely inspection of police stations.
Shah also stressed adherence to a daily fitness schedule to ensure better fitness and periodic health check-up of Police personnel to promote a healthy lifestyle in the Police force.
The home minister said social media should be used to take humanitarian work by the Police personnel to the general public.
“In this context, Police constables should spend time with school children to change the perception of the public towards the Police. Along with this, school children should be taken on visits to police stations and cleanliness campaign should be conducted by the Police in community areas,” he said. “School children should also be informed about the role of Police in society and how to approach the Police for their services.”
The home minister congratulated the policemen and Police wards who won medals in Commonwealth Games (CWG), World Police Fire Games, and other sports.