Alok Kumar takes charge: New police chief wants officers to focus on motor vehicle theft cases

Verma (58) succeeded B S Bassi, who was at loggerheads with the AAP government on a range of issues in the last one year, to become the 20th police commissioner of the force with a strength of over 80,000 personnel.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: March 1, 2016 2:53 am
Alok Kumar Verma, delhi police Commissioner, Delhi Police, JNU row, B S Bassi, AAP, delhi news Outgoing Police Chief BS Bassi hands over the charge to Alok Verma at Police Headquarters Monday.(Express Photo by Oinam Anand)

Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma (58) Monday took charge as the new Commissioner of Delhi Police, succeeding B S Bassi. In an interaction with his colleagues, Verma asked all officers to start “solving motor vehicle theft cases”, apart from registering such cases.

Verma has directed all district heads to activate their specialised units, especially the anti-auto-theft-squads (AATS) of their concerned district. After the launch of the Motor Vehicle Theft (MVT) app, detection rate of these cases has dropped in the last two years.

Minutes after he took charge, Verma called a meeting of all special commissioners, joint commissioners, deputy commissioners at the conference hall of Delhi Police Headquarters.

“Verma was not satisfied with the percentage of solved auto-lifting cases and the current work of specialised units of every district. He asked all district heads to issue directions to the AATS — formed to detect such cases,” said the sources.

While close to 8,900 more vehicles were stolen in Delhi last year compared to 2014, the number of vehicle thieves arrested decreased drastically by close to 50 per cent during the same time period, as per police data.

During the annual police press conference in January, Bassi had said police couldn’t detect 90 per cent of auto thefts and asked people “who can afford” technology to depend on it to avoid such situations.
“Majority of motor vehicle thefts registered go undetected. People are requested to mount surveillance to avoid any loss. Owners should also go for a good alarm system and get a proper insurance cover for their vehicle,” Bassi had said.

‘Focus on petty crimes as well’

In his first address to the force, Verma — a 1979 batch IPS officer — said ensuring security to senior citizens, women and weaker sections of society will remain his priority areas. “Factors like community, caste and religion should never obstruct our functioning. I expect my force to focus not only on grievous offences but also on petty crimes which troubles the common man…,” he said.

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    Seema
    Jan 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm
    Respected Sirlt;br/gt;BAHUT HI MAJBOOR HOKER AAJ MAIN SAB JAGAH SE NIRASH HOKER AAPKO YEH PATRA LIKH RAHI HUN. Teen saal se insaaf ki pukar kerte hue sabko paisa khilate khilate mere papa ex-service man jinhone kayi saal apne desh ki seva main nikal diye is duniya se apne man main sharam aur nirasha lekar hum sabko ker 26/12/2016 main chale e.lt;br/gt; Humne apne bhai ki shaadi 2013 main ki sabki tarah hamare bhi apne bhai ki khushiyon ke armaan the per ladki bhai ke bahar jaate hi ek din deewali ke baad bina kutch kahe maa ko pooja kerte ghar ker chali i. Ek mahine baad usne humare pariwaar ke sadasya yaani mere maa papa meri behan ke uper jhoothe aarop (dahej gharelu hinsa aur jijaji ke uper ched chad) daale.lt;br/gt;Main bhi ek ladki hun per jo harkat usne ki main usper sharminda hun . Aur thik mere papa ke death wale din un logon ne police bhej ker uska peport jabt karva diya.lt;br/gt;Is kahabar ko jaan meri ma ko bhi humko hospital le jaana pada hum papa ko to kho chuke hain per apni maa ko nahin kho sakte.lt;br/gt;Aaj sab case wapis lene ke liye ladki walon ki taraf se 25 lakhs ki demand hai hum ab tak bahut paise wakilon ko de chuke hain aur bade dukh ki baat ki humne police walon ko bhi bahut paise diye hain.lt;br/gt;Ab sab paison ki jugad main lage hue hain bhai wapis nahin ja sakta kyonki peport police walon ke pas hai, kahin se koi umeed nahin, humko insaaf chahiye sir aur kutch nahin bas yahi chahte hain ki jis nirasha aur sharmindagi main ghut ker mere papa ne jaan de di unko insaaf mile. Main aapko baaki ki details scan kerke bhej sakti hun. lt;br/gt;Mera naam SEEMA hai aur mera contact number 0033603463751 hai mera email address lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Maine is request ko MODIJI RAVI SHANKARJI AUR ARUNJI KO BHI BHEJA HAI
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      Seema
      Jan 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm
      Respected Sirlt;br/gt;BAHUT HI MAJBOOR HOKER AAJ MAIN SAB JAGAH SE NIRASH HOKER AAPKO YEH PATRA LIKH RAHI HUN. Teen saal se insaaf ki pukar kerte hue sabko paisa khilate khilate mere papa ex-service man jinhone kayi saal apne desh ki seva main nikal diye is duniya se apne man main sharam aur nirasha lekar hum sabko ker 26/12/2016 main chale e.lt;br/gt; Humne apne bhai ki shaadi 2013 main ki sabki tarah hamare bhi apne bhai ki khushiyon ke armaan the per ladki bhai ke bahar jaate hi ek din deewali ke baad bina kutch kahe maa ko pooja kerte ghar ker chali i. Ek mahine baad usne humare pariwaar ke sadasya yaani mere maa papa meri behan ke uper jhoothe aarop (dahej gharelu hinsa aur jijaji ke uper ched chad) daale.lt;br/gt;Main bhi ek ladki hun per jo harkat usne ki main usper sharminda hun . Aur thik mere papa ke death wale din un logon ne police bhej ker uska peport jabt karva diya.lt;br/gt;Is kahabar ko jaan meri ma ko bhi humko hospital le jaana pada hum papa ko to kho chuke hain per apni maa ko nahin kho sakte.lt;br/gt;Aaj sab case wapis lene ke liye ladki walon ki taraf se 25 lakhs ki demand hai hum ab tak bahut paise wakilon ko de chuke hain aur bade dukh ki baat ki humne police walon ko bhi bahut paise diye hain.lt;br/gt;Ab sab paison ki jugad main lage hue hain bhai wapis nahin ja sakta kyonki peport police walon ke pas hai, kahin se koi umeed nahin, humko insaaf chahiye sir aur kutch nahin bas yahi chahte hain ki jis nirasha aur sharmindagi main ghut ker mere papa ne jaan de di unko insaaf mile. Main aapko baaki ki details scan kerke bhej sakti hun. lt;br/gt;Mera naam SEEMA hai aur mera contact number 0033603463751 hai mera email address lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Note- Maine iski ek copy Shri Narendra Modiji Shri Ravi Shankarji law minister aur Shri Alok ji Commissioner of police ko bhi bhej di hai
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        Seema
        Jan 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm
        Sharma pariwaar want justice last three yrs we r suffering paying everyone police advocate v lost our papa but now just justice las umeed from you only
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          Sirius
          Feb 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm
          Mr. B.S. Bi : A heartfelt thank you for your dedication and efficiency in the tenure as Commissioner Police , Delhi.
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            Amresh Choudhary
            Jul 3, 2016 at 9:27 am
            Respected police commissioner of delhi kindly do your work properly without any political pressure
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              IML sood
              Mar 1, 2016 at 7:48 am
              Hope he will also with more handling tackle law and order in Delhi and firmly deal with rough Aaptard elements who seek every opportunity to demoralise the Police by spreading confusion and false allegations.They are also prone to nautanki and Dhara on the bid dings of their guru Kujli.
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                Mayank
                Feb 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm
                I wish this commissioner will not act as bjp puppet like what bi did
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                  Akhaha
                  Mar 1, 2016 at 9:36 am
                  Mr.Aloknath ,the best service now you can do to the people is to coordinate with AAP to book all the thieves/looters in Congress/BJP who snatched anti corruption from AAP government. Had it been under the AAP government all the looters and corrupt officials would have been in jail by now.Those who are ranting here including some of my colleagues are those who lost their additional income(easy money) from bribes. They are now vehemently opposed to AAP and Kejriwal.
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