Director General of Police Shivanand Jha said that the police department is committed to the safety, security, and development of the state and are ensuring that the lockdown is being followed diligently to prevent the spread of Corona virus. These warriors are working dedicatedly in this scorching heat at check posts and in containment areas.
On the occasion of Gujarat’s Foundation Day, Jha appealed the citizens to take three vows as suggested by the Chief Minister, 1.) Always wear a mask outside the house, 2.) Maintain social distancing and 3.) Wash hands frequently.
Stating that GRD, Home Guards, NCC cadets, NSS volunteers, and RTO and Forest Department officials are working diligently for the strict implementation of the lockdown, the cooperation of the citizens is absolutely essential to make these efforts a success. And the police personnel who were infected during their duty have received treatment and are rejoining their duties after recovery.”
Strict adherence to social distancing is the need of the hour. The police have received complaints on police helpline number 100 of areas where social distancing is not being followed. 82 crimes have been registered in the state through this medium.
Talking about attacks on Corona Warriors, Jha said the police will not tolerate this act and strict actions will be taken against the attackers. The attackers will be booked under PASA. So far, 46 individuals have been booked under PASA.
Throwing light on the significant use of drones and CCTV during the lockdown, Jha said that, the cities and towns are being thoroughly observed through drone surveillance. 293 crimes have been registered through drones. A total of 20042 people have been arrested for 10391 offenses to date. Meanwhile, under the Smart City and VISWAS project, 147 individuals have been arrested for 114 crimes reported through the CCTV network tallying up to 3163 individuals for 2119 crimes. Additionally, 34 crimes have been registered so far and 40 people have been arrested through CCTV’s in residential societies.
Similarly, spreading fake messages and rumors through social media, so far 585 crimes have been registered and 1229 accused have been arrested. 23 accounts have been blocked. 236 and 74 offenses have been registered, respectively, through videography and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). 555 offenses have been registered so far with mounted cameras special ‘Prahari’ Van.
Cases that have been registered so far include 2334 of the violation of lockdown, 1312 against violating home quarantine, and 579 other cases. 8231 vehicles have been seized in the state, added Jha. Police have released 1,49,018 detained vehicles so far.