Delhi Police enhances night patrolling ahead of festive season


In view of heavy footfall in markets during the festive season, the Delhi Police has taken several measures, including intensified night patrolling and setting up additional pickets, to maintain law and order, officials said on Thursday.
The steps are being taken at major markets and shopping centres in the national capital, such as Lajpat Nagar market, Sarojini Nagar market, Connaught Place, and Sadar Bazar, they said. The upcoming festivals include Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, and Chhat Puja.
“We have already intensified night patrolling in market areas; PCR (police control room) vehicles are on alert, and additional police pickets have been installed. Police are keeping a strict vigil,” a senior police official said.
The officials said additional police personnel and police mitras are being deployed to increase vigilance.
“Police personnel in plain clothes have already been deployed in markets for monitoring activities,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Rajesh Deo said.
A special focus will be on weekends, when footfall at markets and shopping centres is the highest, the officials said. “We already have metal detectors at entry and exit points of major markets.