Mysuru: With the increase in chain-snatching and rapes cases in the city, Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) ADGP Praveen Sood, who is also the Supervisory ADGP for Mysore City Police Commissionerate, held a closed-door meeting at the City Police Commissioner’s Office in Nazarbad on Thursday July 23.
ADGP Praveen Sood was given a Guard of Honour on his arrival at the Police Commissioner’s office, after which addressing the meet, Sood sought details from City Police Commissioner B. Dayananda on chain-snatching and rape cases reported in Mysuru City Police limits.
Sood said that the City Police must take up human-trafficking, rape, women security, missing children cases on priority. He further checked the measures taken by the city police to maintain Law and Order situations and to curb chain-snatching menace.
Praveen Sood also gave guidelines on night-beats to the Police officers present at the meeting besides instructing City Police to file FIR immediately after receiving a complaint from the rape victim and also to initiate stringent action against the rape accused.
DCP (Crime and Traffic) N.D. Birje, DCP (CAR) Shivanna, Mounted Police Commandant Janardhan, ACPs and Police Inspectors attend the closed-door meeting.
Commissioner B. Dayananda issues advisories
Following the meet, advisories were issued by the City Police Commissioner B. Dayananda in a press release that said the follows:
•Soon after the chain-snatching incident, besides trying to catch the miscreant, call for help immediately.
• Try to note down the vehicle’s registration number and type of vehicle, the miscreant’s description and pass on the information by dialing 100.
• Always walk on the footpath and avoid speaking over the mobile phone continuously.
• Women while walking alone should avoid flashing the jewellery they are wearing.
• Elderly women are advised not to wear jewellery while going out alone.
• Avoid wearing jewels while going for walk in the morning and evening.
• Carry jewellery in a bag to the function, wear it at the venue and remove it once the function in over and keep it safely in a bag before returning.
• Do not go alone while carrying or wearing jewellery.
• Be alert if you find any suspicious person walking or riding two-wheeler near you.
• Be cautious against persons diverting your attention by throwing cash or dirt on you to rob you of your valuables.
• Be cautious against persons who come in the guise of Policemen, asking you to remove the jewels you are wearing and place it in cloth or bag as they may loot you.
• Always maintain safe distance with persons who come asking you about an address.
• Women are advised not to move in lonely places alone.
City Traffic Police to be stern on footpath parking
The City Traffic Police also launched a special drive against vehicle parking on footpaths and have collected a total penalty of Rs. 30,300 from 303 violators.
The motorists have been warned not to park their vehicles on footpaths as it would hinder pedestrian movement.
The City Police also informed that they will continue their drive against vehicle parking on footpaths.