To curb street crime, the Delhi Police conducted a five-hour-long cordon-and-search operation in Karol Bagh and detained 55 people found roaming around suspiciously in the area.
The operation involving around 100 personnel, including those of paramilitary forces, was conducted on Sunday from 7 pm till midnight.
According to Jasmeet Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central district, the idea was to cordon off and search the area for suspects who previously indulged in crimes, especially street crime.
“The exercise lasted for around five hours. During this, “bad characters and listed criminals” were rounded up. Two people found consuming alcohol in public were detained under relevant sections of the Delhi Excise Act, and 55 others were held for questioning under sections of the Delhi Police Act as they were found roaming around suspiciously,” said the DCP.
An extensive usage of e-beatbook led to checking of 59 vehicles, he added. An e-beatbook of a particular area contains details of suspects and wanted criminals among others.
On March 6, a similar cordon-and-search operation was carried out in areas of Patel Nagar, Ranjeet Nagar and Anand Parbat.