Delhi Police today under fire over the repeated attacks in the city on people from North East India, announced a slew of steps including setting up of a new unit and a helpline number to address any grievance faced by them.
According to Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi, the Helpline number will be 1093 and there will be five lines of that number in the control room. Bassi also said that these measures were taken after the unfortunate incident in which Nido Taniam died. The Delhi High Court had also directed police in this regard. “Apart from this we have also constituted a Special Cell to address policing issues, this cell will operate from Nanakpura and an official of the rank of DCP will supervise it.”
Police have also identified certain pockets like Munirka parts of Dwarka where people from Northeast mostly reside. Special preventive policing by Delhi Police will be ensured in these areas from now on.
Hope we can ensure some safety for the people of North East India in the capital city now.