Women's safety high on priority list, says new Delhi Police Chief

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 09:42 hrs

New Delhi: Bhim Sain Bassi, who today took over as the chief of the Delhi Police, said the security of women would be given priority and special arrangements will be made to check incidents such as eve-teasing in buses and other areas to ensure that the feminine gender feels safe in the national capital.

"Delhi Police has always been alert as far as the security of women is concerned. Several steps have been taken for security of women especially after the 16th December (gang-rape) incident. My priority will be to ensure that it is effectively implemented so that the women feel safe," he told Asian News International (ANI).

Bassi said patrolling would be intensified to create an environment of security for women.

"We will send decoys if needed. We will take the help of the NGOs. We will take the help of the local residents and the traders," he added.

The new police chief informed that the men in uniform have always paid special attention on security of senior citizens.

"Delhi Police has a very good scheme where in we have all the information about the senior citizens in the police stations. The beat constables go and meet them at regular intervals. Besides these, we have special help lines for them. Senior citizens can contact on those help lines if they have any problems," he said.

The 1977-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer further said the law and order situation in Delhi is very good.

"I will try and maintain that. We will give our best for the security of people of Delhi," he added.

Bassi, who replaced Neeraj Kumar as the Delhi Police Commissioner, was earlier posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Administration).

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