￭ Vigilance increased, but people should also be alert: DGP
"Against the backdrop of the 26/11 Mumbai attack and now the death of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, the police department is fully prepared to maintain law and order in the state," said director general of police Sanjeev Dayal.
Briefing the press here on Friday, Dayal said, "After horrendous 26/11 attacks, Force One squads have been established at 10 important cities in the state. The CCTV project is also being implemented in phased manner. However, people should also be on their guard to avert tragedies."
When asked whether any precautions are being taken in jails after the death of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, he said the jail administration would know this better. "Increase in the crime rate is all due to widening gap between the rich and the poor. Constant increase in population and urbanization are also responsible for the rise in crime rate," Dayal mentioned.
The rise in the incidents of chain snatching is due to hike in gold price.
It is easier for a thief to snatch a chain and then he pockets a lucrative amount, he said.
The conditions of roads and the defiance of traffic norms are the main reasons behind accidents. Public should abide by the rules, the DGP added.