Special Correspondent, New Delhi: These days, the Delhi Police is seeing a new projection on social media platforms. In the same episode, for the first time on Thursday, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana took part in an event organized on Twitter space and answered all sorts of questions. During this time people also got a chance to get acquainted with some undiscovered aspects of the personality of the Commissioner of Police.

When the Commissioner of Police was asked where did you get the motivation to join the police and when did you decide to go ahead and become a police officer? In response, Rakesh Asthana said that he was fond of reading detective novels in Hindi and English during his school-college days. He was impressed by the character of police officers or spies in those novels and was inspired to become a police officer later in his life. He said that during his adolescence and youth he was very fond of watching films and during that time he liked the role of a police officer in Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Zanjeer’, Dilip Kumar’s ‘Shakti’ and Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Deewar’. And somewhere along the way these characters also had a profound effect on his life, inspiring him to move on and join the police force.

Praise the work of Delhi Police
Appreciating the work done by Delhi Police during the Kovid period, the commissioner said that 81 policemen of Delhi Police lost their lives due to Kovid during the three waves, while more than 18,000 policemen were also infected with Kovid, though Delhi Police did not delay their work In addition to maintaining law and order, he also helped the general public and people from other agencies involved in Covid management.

Describing the incident of violence against a woman in Vivek Vihar area as “shameful”, the police commissioner also said that the police had taken swift action in the case and arrested all the accused and also filed a chargesheet in the case soon. The Delhi Police will also appeal to the court to hold a fast track hearing so that the victim gets speedy justice.

The integrated command center will be built in six months
On the question of using technology to improve Delhi’s security, the commissioner said that under the Safe City project, our integrated command and control center would be ready in the next six months. Under this project 10,000 cameras will be installed in the city. All these cameras will be connected to the control center. At present 2.5-3 lakh CCTV cameras of Delhi Government, Delhi Police, RWA, Market Association and other agencies are in operation across Delhi. In the first phase of the Safe City project, all the cameras set up by the Delhi Police will be integrated with the Command and Control Center. In the second phase, cameras of Delhi Government, Market Association, RWA etc. will be attached to it. The commissioner assured the women that the Delhi Police was fully committed to their safety and also spoke of taking many effective measures to curb street crime.

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