Bengaluru: As many as 499 suspicious people were taken into custody and 1,000 vehicles were seized in an operation conducted by Police Commissioner Alok Kumar in the early hours of Saturday. Mr Kumar inspected pubs and bars operating on Commercial Street and Church Street and later paid surprise visits to different police stations.
Mr Kumar was also on the street inspecting how his men were conducting themselves near barricades. He stood with the cops to inquire the movement of suspicious people. He visited more than 20 places where barricades were put up.
Mr Kumar visited M.G. Road, Church Street, Commercial Street, Kammanahalli, Banasawadi, Hennur, Hebbal, Sadashivanagar, Malleswaram, Yeshwanthpur, Mahalakshmi Layout, Nandini Layout, Kurubarahalli and Laggere.He instructed his officials to be vigilant against bike lifters as more cases of bike thefts are being reported in the city. He also took part in inspecting vehicle riders. He pulled up many of them for not carrying vehicle documents. The special raid was conducted till 3 am. Mr Kumar told reporters, “After taking charge, I have been going on rounds in the night once a week on Fridays or Saturdays. That is the time when there is a heavy movement of people. Bad elements will seize this opportunity to commit crimes. Our aim is to curb the movement of anti-social elements.”
He said, “We have ensured maximum presence of officers on night rounds. The intention is to create fear among bad elements, and we have to curb their movements during the night. Wherever offences are on the rise, instruction is being given to respective DCPs to conduct special rounds on Sunday nights too.”
He said, “It’s a clear message to the bad elements. We have rounded up a large number of such people. We have seized 1,000 two-wheelers without proper documents all over the city. The robbers are using random registration numbers at the time of robbery. When the police are investigating with the number of vehicle obtained from the spot of the crime, it is misleading.”