Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Directing the Delhi police to curb crime and instil a sense of safety among the citizens, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said he would review the performance of the newly created police stations on a quarterly basis.

“The 29 police stations do not come without a quid pro quo. While approving these stations I had made it very clear that I expect outcomes from each police station. The (Police) Commissioner and senior officers spent two to three weeks giving out the outcomes they would be able to show at the end of three months, six months and nine months. I will review every quarter the outcomes,” he said.

While seven of the 29 police stations had already started functioning, 22 were inaugurated by the Home Minister on Tuesday.

Mr. Chidambaram said burglaries must come down, senior citizens and students must feel safe and even lovers in parks must be safe. He said there was no reason for any section of the citizenry to feel unsafe: “Crime detection must improve.”

“I wish the Delhi police the very best, I know your task is onerous. I know that you have great challenges. You have done very well. You are now working very closely with intelligence agencies and this is showing results,” he said, urging them to work with efficiency, commitment, dedication and integrity.

Mr. Chidambaram said the people of Delhi deserved a city that was truly of international standard and it was possible only when the policing was of that standard.