Taking note of a letter written by MP Kirron Kher highlighting the deteriorating law and order situation in the city, inspector-general of police A S Cheema has sought a detailed report from the senior superintendent of police.
In a letter to Kher, Cheema has assured the MP that her valuable feedback about the efficacy of police and delivery of public service shall be dealt with gravity. He has also assured her that the issues raised by her shall be looked into and efforts shall be redoubled to achieve the desired results.
Cheema, in his letter, has also mentioned that Chandigarh police have launched several initiatives to take delivery of public service to the door step of general public, especially colonies and villages, with the positioning of mobile police stations, holding of public meetings, know your case, meetings in all police stations on regular basis.
He has mentioned that the police have also introduced Nigehban, a city-wide initiative for promoting installation of CCTVs by residents, resident welfare associations and market associations.
He has mentioned in his letter that the Chandigarh police are fully committed to combat street crimes, such as sale of illicit liquor, drugs, gambling, satta, eve teasing and others.
The police have also re-appropriated the resources to combat snatching incidents, which resulted in arrest of many criminals.
Kher had shown a serious concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in some areas of the city and had written a letter to Cheema on September 5 to take strict action to flush out criminals from the colonies, areas where the law and order situation is worsening to provide safe, congenial environment to the residents.
She had also asked him to send an action taken report to her office. In her letter, she had mentioned that residents of areas such as Dhanas, Mauli Jagran, Sector-25 (Bhaskar Colony), Maloya, Sector-38 West, Palsora, have brought to her notice that law and order in these areas is worsening day by day with incidents of crimes.