GUWAHATI, Dec 17 - Assam Police today reviewed the crime scenario of Guwahati and directed all the police stations to pull their socks up in view of the part publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) on or before December 31.
During the meeting, Director General of Assam Police (Law and Order) Kula Saikia and Commissioner of Guwahati Police Hiren Nath also directed the officers in-charge of the police stations to identify the crime hotspots and take necessary steps to detain the hard-core criminals who might create trouble.
�Crime mapping, especially in interior areas, has to improve. Although rate of crime has not increased alarmingly this year, we cannot afford to be complacent. There is a need to have a better coordination among all the districts to check crime,� said Saikia while talking to this reporter.
Saikia said the investigating officers have also been asked to make their best effort to file charge-sheets timely so that the accused persons do not get the benefit of �default bail�.
�The average response time on the part of the police too has to improve. We have also asked the OCs to make their respective police stations people-friendly,� added Saikia.
�Police domination and patrolling too will have to be streamlined in view of the ensuing Republic Day and the forthcoming Global Investors� Summit in Guwahati,� he stated.
�Even the petty crimes have to be dealt with utmost sincerity as they might well snowball into something big,� the DGP (Law and Order) pointed out, adding that special drive has to be initiated to tackle rising cases of vehicle theft.
Besides the Joint Commissioner of Guwahati Police, all the Deputy Commissioners of Police and Assistant Commissioners of Police of Guwahati Police were also present in the meeting.