Carry ID in Dausa district or spend night in lock-up

In a bid to restrict free movement of criminals and check anti-social activities, police in Dausa district of Rajasthan have asked people to carry their identity cards while venturing out of their homes during night hours.

If a person is caught without any identity proof he will not be released until his identity is verified by police. In such a case, the person may have to spend a couple of days in local police station.

Senior police officials informed that the decision has been taken to restrict the free movement of criminals during night hours.

Normally criminals do not have any identity proof and the new initiative will help police to catch them, they added.

“If a person carries his identity proof, police can check it any time. It will not only verify his identity but it will save a lot of time of police to identify the criminals. Through this move we will be able to trap criminals before they indulge into any criminal activity,” said a senior Dausa police official. Police officials said that patrolling during night has been increased and police personnel are checking identity proof.

“We are not catching everyone nor will the new initiative create trouble for the people. Initially suspicious-looking people are being asked to show their identity proof,” said a senior police official.

Dausa is one of the most sensitive districts of Rajasthan. Most of the vehicles lifted from Jaipur, Alwar and Shekhawati areas pass through Dausa to cross Rajasthan border and enter Uttar Pradesh.

Besides being a haven for vehicle-lifters and other criminals, Dausa is in close proximity to other crime-prone districts like Karauli, Bharatpur, Alwar and Dholpur.

“We are getting full support from the local people. They are troubled by increasing criminal activities in Dausa. They want to live pecafully, so they have extended all possible support to the police,” said another senior police official.

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