HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka together with District Administration Office has launched a Special Security Operation from today.
SSP Jaya Bahadur Chand said that the operation, which began at 5:00pm today, is aimed at cutting down crime rates in the city.
“The operation is a part of our short-term plan. It will be continued for a month and may be extended based on progress report,” he added.
Kathmandu CDO Chunamani Sharma said the operation is just a revised model of similar campaign enforced in Kathmandu in the past.
“The operation is aimed at making full use of available resources and boosting public cooperation to fight crime in the city,” added Sharma.
For the effective implementation of the plan, the inner and outer parts of the Ring Road have been divided into five sectors. The eastern sector will be under the command of Metropolitan Police Circle, Bouddha. The Metropolitan Police Circle Baneshwor, Maharajgunj, Balaju and Kalimati have been tasked with guarding eastern sector A, north sector, west sector and south sector, respectively. The Special Sector will be led by a DSP of Hanumandhoka police.
According to SSP Chand, 2,460 personnel, both in uniform and civvies, have been mobilised, and Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office has been asked for reinforcements. “Round-the-clock patrolling will focus on cracking down on burglary, illegal sex trade, gambling, black marketing, narcotic drug peddling, hooliganism, trade in illegal weapons. Every sector will gather intelligence on suspicious activities and respond promptly,” SSP Chand informed.
Each team, equipped with arms and other logistics, will have seven personnel under the command of an inspector. According to police, security forces have been told to respond to crime so that culprits could be brought to book without delay.
Cordon and search operation will be carried out with at least a 30-tier security ring, police said. All police units have already undergone many round of drills to enforce the plan, SSP Chand informed. “Officials in their allocated areas are well-trained to respond to any situation on their own.”