More than two years after the UT Police launched the Mobile Police Stations (MPS), the officials in-charge of the two police stations have decided to change the frequency of the police stations in some areas. While till April 2013, 1,700 DDRs were registered by the officials, till April 2014, 5,058 DDRs have been registered at these police stations.
DSP Rajesh Kalia, who supervises functioning of MPS said, “We will be changing the roasters of the two MPS as over the two years we have come to know where the need is more. Frequency in areas where presence of MPS is more will be increased and in areas where the number of complaints is less, the frequency will be reduced.”Most DDRs were registered from Vikas Nagar while the least were registered from Khuda Alisher. Two MPS deal only with the non-cognizable offences. If a complaint is not in their preview, concerned police posts are informed.
MPS were launched to cater to residents who live in the economically weaker localities. “These police stations are basically for the residents who have a problem in going to the police station to get a DDR copy for a lost Ration Card, Sim-card or any other lost article. MPS officers give a copy of the DDR then and there,” said inspector Kuldeep Kaur, in-charge MPS. MPS also keeps a check on Proclaimed Offenders. The fact that the MPS mobile police stations 1700 DDRs have already been registered.
“The beat in-charge of the area where MPS is stationed, becomes the official in-charge of MPS. He takes the decision for all cases which come to the police station”, said in-charge of MPS posted in Colony Number 4, Hari Dhar.
Monthly roaster of MPS to visit Hallomajra, Dadu Majra, Kajheri, colony number 5, colony number 4, Ramdarbar, Nehru Colony, Sector 53, Palsora, Manimajra town, Raipur Kalan, Khuda Ali Sher, Kaimbwala, Burail village, Bapu Dham Colony, Maloya, Deep Complex, Mauli Jagran and Vikas Nagar is given in vernacular media in the last week of every month for the upcoming month. The beat constables while patrolling the area also announce and inform the residents. The two mobile police stations visit a different place each day from 8 am to 5 pm. Each place is visited after every 14 days.
Though the police stations were equipped with a computer facility, the internet facility is yet to be given to MPS. Officials of the MPS hand over the details of the DDRs registered in a day to the concerned police station which are registered in their records by hand. MPS officials said that though computers are being used in the police station widely, in MPS, it is yet to pick up.