July 14, 2020

Police eye on city’s 60 strategic points

Patna: Police on Tuesday launched the Surakhshith Patna drive under which they will check vehicles at 60 strategic points in the city.

The places include Danapur station, Saguna More, Jagdeo Path, Ashiana-Digha Road, Hartali Mor, High Court roundabout, Income Tax roundabout, Dakbungalow roundabout, Rajendra Nagar, Bikhna Pahadi, Patna University and others. One police officer and two constables will be deployed at every checking point with arms, wireless set and a motorcycle to give criminals or traffic violators a chase.

Deputy inspector-general of Patna range Rajesh Kumar said: “Surakhshith Patna was launched at 60 places to strengthen policing and also act as a confidence-building measure.” The 9am-to-9pm drive will focus on people violating traffic rules or suspicious-looking vehicles. People driving two-wheelers without wearing helmets, cars with tinted glass, triple-riding on motorcycles will be penalised.

Rajesh Kumar who laun-ched the drive on Tuesday was on the drive at four places, including Rajapul and Bihar Museum. He said: “During the drive at Bihar Museum more than 500 vehicles were stopped and 200 were fined. Vehicles of police officials, politicians and journalists were asked to stop and fined for not possessing proper documents.”

At Kotwali, Digha and Jakkanpur the patrolling team found liquor bottles and unaccounted cash from vehicles passing through the area. Also, 12 patrolling party, a police officer and four constables will assist the personnel at the 60 points. Sources said the drive has been launched to check criminals and liquor smugglers operating in Patna. Suman Sagar, a resident of Patel Nagar, said: “The initiative will strengthen policing but the biggest benefit of the drive will be checking youngsters indulging in reckless driving.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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