New Delhi, Feb 17, 2020-
A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested to the Delhi Police that it should be ready to deal with miscreants with firm hands, an encounter took place in Delhi on Monday in which two criminals were gunned down.
While lauding the Delhi Police on Sunday, Shah had said that the policemen who are ready to sacrifice their happiness and life for the public, will not be let down by the government.
Besides, the Union Home Minister announced to provide vehicles worth crores, CCTV cameras and 700 flats at a cost of about Rs 225 crore to the employees of the police force.
At the new police lines, Kingsway Camp, many IPS officers and Delhi Police Commissioners were also present.
Delhi Police Special Cell’s encounter specialist Deputy Commissioner of Police Pramod Kumar Singh Kushwaha arrived a little late at the event. When asked, he told, “Some work is going on. We are working hard. Hoping for some good news soon.”
on Monday, DCP Kushwaha’s team eliminated two dreaded criminals Raja Pahalwan alias Rafiq and Ramesh Raju in Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur area.
Police and the miscreants engaged in heavy firing during the encounter. Both the criminals were killed on the spot.
During his speech on Sunday, Shah had praised the Delhi Police, saying, “Delhi Police are following the footsteps of the country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who established the police force in 1950. This is also inspiring for the coming generations of Delhi Police.”
Shah expressed that Patel had taught the Delhi Police how to work patiently.
During the incidents of violence and arson (Tis Hazari court incident and Jamia-Zakir Nagar violence) in November and December 2019, Delhi Police acted patiently, and eventually the same patience proved to be the reason for Delhi Police’s victory.
After honouring the Delhi officers and policemen with medals, the Union Home Minister had said, “Police, who work for the welfare of the public, will never be unhappy. Soon, Delhi Police will receive 1,600 motorcycles, about 4,500 other vehicles, and more than 9,000 CCTVs.”
When Shah was announcing the gifts worth crores for hundreds of Delhi Police IPS officers during the Foundation Day celebrations, no one had a clue what Shah’s words mean.
It was learned in the wee hours of Monday that DCP Kushwaha, who arrived at the celebrations a little late, had conducted a secret meeting with his subordinates to arrest the criminals, who were eventually killed in an encounter on Monday.
However, instead of surrendering, the criminals opened fire on the Delhi Police officers, after which the cops retaliated. Both the criminals were killed on the spot. (Agency)