UT Governor Shivraj Patil on Wednesday flagged off two swanky mobile police stations,meant to provide help on the doorsteps of the people belonging to economically weaker sections and residing in colonies and villages adjoining the city.
Built at a cost of around Rs 27 lakh,the police stations were unveiled at Colony No 5 and Daddumajra in the presence of senior police officers.
On the first day,the police received 13 complaints at both the police stations,and Kishan Singh,a resident of Colony No 5,became the first complainant.
IG P K Srivastava said the jurisdiction of these mobile police stations would be the whole of Chandigarh,and their deployment would be made on a rotational basis.
The mobile police stations will visit a different area everyday and record DDRs for non-cognisable offences and missing reports. The complainant will be handed over a DDR copy on the spot. If any heinous crime is reported,the mobile police station staff will get an FIR registered at the police station under whose jurisdiction the crime has been committed.
Besides,the mobile police stations will interact with senior citizens and panchayat of the area. These stations will also probe complaints,verify servants,tenants and paying guests,and also conduct inquiries regarding the issuance of passports and arms licences.