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Crime Branch officers step out of cozy rooms to work brooms

Last week, a circular was issued by the police headquarters, ordering a cleanliness drive across all police stations and offices.

Top Crime Branch officers cleaning its Kamla Market headquarters on Monday as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Top Crime Branch officers cleaning its Kamla Market headquarters on Monday as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan — a nationwide cleanliness campaign — seriously, senior IPS officers from Delhi Police’s Crime Branch stepped out of their air-conditioned offices on Monday and picked up brooms to clean their offices.

The officers visited the Kamla Market Crime Branch headquarters and swept the floors and building premises.

Last week, a circular was issued by the police headquarters, ordering a cleanliness drive across all police stations and offices.

Those spotted with brooms were Special Commissioner of Police Taj Hasan, Joint Commissioner Ravindra Yadav, Additional CP Ashok Chand, the three Crime Branch DCPs and several others.

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Their faces covered with masks, every officer cleaned certain parts of the building. A day before, former Tihar DG Vimla Mehra was spotted cleaning the bonnet of a police vehicle as part of the campaign.

Police said the Crime Branch started the drive on Monday, asking every officer from all crime units to clean their offices and surroundings.

Ashok Chand, Additional CP (Crime), said, “We visited our Kamla Market office and started the drive by cleaning the office and surroundings. We told our colleagues that the offices should be kept tidy. We will ensure that a constant level of cleanliness is maintained in all our offices.”

A circular released by the joint commissioner of police (general administration) states that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign in Delhi Police

would be observed from September 25-31. “District units will undertake a drive for cleaning of all buildings in all police stations, police posts… premises occupied by other units and buildings.

District units and traffic must get the traffic signals/barricades cleaned, painted, if required,” the circular reads.

The circular asks additional CPs and DCPs to form RWAs at police colonies and make them aware about the campaign. To ensure clean police housing colonies, the headquarters has provided garbage bins for organic and non-degradable wastes.