'Abhaya' to ensure safety of senior citizens

City cops to focus on welfare of elderly people as part of crime prevention month

'Abhaya' to ensure safety of senior citizens

Crime Prevention Month, annual exercise of the city police as part of State-wide initiative every year, will focus on ensuring the safety of senior citizens under a programme titled ‘Abhaya’ (No fear).

Speaking to the media after flagging off the awareness rally on the premises of Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple, Mysore Palace north gate on Saturday, Police Commissioner M A Saleem said that police personnel would go door to door to instill confidence among senior citizens in their respective jurisdictions.

This assumes significance as two senior citizens had fallen victim to the perpetrators in the recent past. The sentinels will also go to colleges to create awareness among the students to be a part of policing.

Unlike previous years, what made the awareness rally different is the procession of four tableaux focusing on different types of crimes from vehicle theft to shop burglary, robbery to chain snatching, among others.

Students from 16 different schools in the city participated in the rally. The rally passed through K R Circle, Sayyaji Rao road and Irwin road before culminating at the launch point.

A company of mounted police, armed police personnel were also a part of the rally. Performance by the police band formed the perfect background score for the rally.

Control room

Students were also introduced to the functioning of police control room (city) at the police commissioner’s office complex. It was also the scheduled exercise of Childrens’ Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), an NGO involved in educating students about the different agencies involved in the administration.

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