District police introduces cycle patrolling in the city
Superintendent of Police V. Balakrishnan has said that plans were afoot to permanently position three teams from Tirupur police at Theni, Thiruvannamalai or Dharmapuri, Tiruvarur or Pattukottai as a crime prevention measure since most of accused getting arrested were hailing from those regions.
“Stationing permanent teams at the said locations will enable us to effectively monitor the movement of the accused when they come out on bail or after finishing the conviction period as many of them were found to be involved in repeated offences in Tirupur after a brief ‘cooling off' at their native towns,” he told reporters here on Tuesday. Each of the teams planned would have one Sub-Inspector or Special Sub-Inspector (SSI) and four constables.
The SP said the locations of the teams were tentatively identified based on the profile of the persons involved in various crimes that took place in the district.
“For example, almost 400 persons arrested in crime cases during the last one decade hailed from Theni alone,” he explained.
According to him, the positioning of the men in other districts is much effective than liaison with police officials at those respective locations since they were already overburdened with their respective works.
Mr. Balakrishnan said crime prevention initiatives got a big boost as 563 more newly-recruited police constables had joined the district police strength in the last 10 days. “We are now training them under various Deputy Superintendents of Police on intelligence collection, tracking anti-social elements and recording the crime cases so that their services could be straightaway utilised for crime prevention squads,” he added.
To give further impetus to crime prevention, the district police on Monday introduced cycle patrolling in the city areas covered by Tirupur North and Tirupur South police stations.
Likewise, motorbike patrolling was also flagged off by Mr. Balakrishnan in areas covered by Anupparpalayam and Tirupur Rural police stations.