The next time you plan to employ a domestic help,do not forget to log in to the website of the Panchkula police.
For,the police department is all set to put on web the photographs and details of all such persons who worked as domestic helps and were involved in criminal activities in the last few years. Senior officers say the practice would help keep the residents alert before employing a help.
Panchkula Superintendent of Police Amitabh Dhillon said the decision was taken keeping in view that a large number of cases where domestic helps,found involved in various crimes,were being employed by the residents without having verified his credentials.
We are at work. A database for the same is being compiled with the help of various resident welfare associations (RWA) and crime files of the last few years. The entire aim behind the project is to make the general public aware of the bad elements who might be employed again, said Dhillon. He added that the department would list every possible detail available of all such domestic helps who have been involved in crime.
Dhillon said the department has taken up the issue of servant and tenant verification very seriously now. We have not only contacted the various RWAs but we also plan to approach schools to help us collect and compile the data for the same. We recently approached the Gurukul School in Sector 20 and have received a positive response. The entire exercise will also help students feel a part of city policing, added Dhillon.
Talking to Newsline,Sumit Mishra,a resident of Sector 6 said: Servant and tenant verification is a must these days. While there have been several cases where domestic helps were involved in criminal activities,be it the Dhingra double murder or the robbery at the house of the principal of Starlit School,recently even the tenants of a Sector-12 house were involved in two major robberies in the city.