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New measures to ensure safety of Northeast people in Delhi

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Police set up Special Cell and helpline to monitor cases

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi
Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi has announced the constitution of a Special Cell to monitor cases involving residents of Northeast and several other new initiatives undertaken by the police. The new cell will be supervised by a Deputy Commissioner of Police with office in Nanakpura, he said on Saturday.

“Kime Kaming, who hails from the Northeast and is posted as DCP (Fourth Battalion), will supervise the unit under the close supervision of Joint Commissioner Robin Hibu,” he said adding that the Cell was formed to coordinate the efforts of the police in ensuring the safety and security of the vulnerable people hailing from the Northeastern States.

It is learnt that the new cell would comprise around 15 police officers who will remain in touch with the local police of the areas where such crimes will be reported as well as the governments of the Northeast States and even investigate a case if the need arises.

Mr. Bassi also listed out other initiatives for the Northeastern residents such as the 1093 number helpline which, he said, will have five lines in the control room. Acknowledging that there was a sense of concern among people after the incident in Lajpat Nagar last month which led to the death of a teenager from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Tania, he added that focus will be on preventive policing as well.

The Delhi Police have narrowed down certain pockets in Munirka and Dwarka where a large number of people from the region live.

“I would also like to reassure those who are from the Northeast that the police is committed to ensure safety of all vulnerable groups, particularly those who come from the Northeast ,” he said.

The Commissioner said that a special cell and a helpline number has also been set up for foreign nationals residing in Delhi.

“We have also set up a Special Cell which will address the grievances of foreign nationals. The chief coordinator of this cell will be Joint Commissioner of Police Mukesh Meena and a helpline number 1098 and a mobile one 08750871111 can be contacted by distressed foreigners for seeking our help,” he said.


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