Police on high alert

As two big festive occasions, Christmas and New Year, are on the doorstep, the city police are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the festivals pass by hassle-free.

Published: 24th December 2012 10:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2012 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

ker_police_EPS

As two big festive occasions, Christmas and New Year, are on the doorstep, the city police are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the festivals pass by hassle-free. In a combing operation held in the city limits during the wee hours of Saturday, 114 persons against whom warrants were pending were arrested and 120 suo motu cases were registered against drunken drivers.

According to the city police, the combing operation was just the beginning and further action would follow. “We have decided to intensify the surveillance and security so that anti-social elements and criminals are kept in check. The raids and combing operations will continue till the new year celebrations are over,” said City Police Commissioner T J Jose.

 He further said that since it is festival season, the criminals against whom warrants are lying pending will appear in the open. This will help the police to take them into custody. “We are on the lookout for fugitives and criminals who are waiting to commit crimes. Action will be initiated against the tipplers who drive. We want to ensure that nothing untoward happens here,” he said.

On Christmas and New Year eves, the police will remain alert at Kovalam and Shangumugham, where most of the tourists flock to. Surveillance has already been increased in tourists destinations. The special branch as well as shadow wing of the police will also keep a tab on things. The police will also resort to using cameras for recording the happenings at tourist spots.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp