: Superintendent of Police N. Satish Kumar said the police will work with residents’ welfare associations (RWA) to increase vigil across the city and to improve the quality of policing at night.

Speaking at a at a stolen property return parade in Gulbarga on Tuesday, he said the police would support RWAs that approach the police.

Police have set up closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at important public places like traffic signals and vital installations, and police personnel are keeping a close watch on the live footage, he said.

Mr. Kumar said strict action would be initiated against those who harass women. Police personnel, both men and women in plain clothes, will be deputed at colleges and public places like bus stations and railway stations. He said intelligence would be gathered about repeat offenders and action would be taken against them.

Check-posts will be established on the border to monitor the movement of offenders and illegal trafficking of banned goods on the district’s borders with Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, he said. Check-posts are being set up at Choudapur Cross, Madbool, Bankur, Farhatabad, Mahagaon Cross, Kadaganchi and other villages. Trained personnel will be posted and CCTV cameras will be set up in those areas, Mr. Kumar added.

Stolen goods worth Rs. 5.65 crore recovered from offenders were returned to owners. As many as 220 of the 431 cases registered in 2012 had been solved and 320 offenders had been arrested. Around 1.29 kg of gold, 1.26 kg of silver, 77 two-wheelers, one autorickshaw, 10 cars, one lorry, and two tractors had been returned, he said.

Additional Superintendent of Police Kashinath Talakeri, and Deputy Superintendent of Police A. D Basannanavar were present.

Superintendent of Police says CCTV cameras have been set up at traffic signals and vital installations