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Stay Alert From Theft While Traveling Through These 29 Delhi Metro Stations

Delhi Police intensifies security measures at 29 metro stations, including Kashmere Gate, with over 3,000 reported criminal incidents in 2023. Theft, pickpocketing, and car theft are highlighted concerns. In 2022, 5,709 theft cases were reported, leading to 599 arrests. DCP Metro Ram Gopal Nayak aims for improvements, focusing on hotspot identification and coordinated action by Station House Officers to tackle crime.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Feb 24, 2024 21:08 IST
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Delhi Police has identified numerous metro stations in their efforts to curb theft and pickpocketing incidents within the metro system. These stations warrant particular caution from passengers, with the police advising heightened vigilance. They stress that exercising caution at these specific stations can prevent potential distress and disappointment.

More Than 3,000 Criminal Incidents Reported Across 29 Metro Stations

Delhi Police has identified 29 metro stations where theft and pickpocketing incidents are most prevalent. Security measures are being intensified at these locations due to the high frequency of criminal activity. Last year alone, these stations collectively accounted for three thousand criminal cases. Passengers are urged to exercise heightened caution when traveling through these 29 stations:

  1. Welcome
  2. Kashmere Gate
  3. Chandni Chowk
  4. New Delhi
  5. Ashok Park Main
  6. Punjabi Bagh
  7. Kirti Nagar
  8. Karol Bagh
  9. Rajiv Chowk
  10. Indralok
  11. GTB Nagar
  12. Jahangirpuri
  13. Dwarka Mod
  14. Janakpuri West
  15. New Delhi Airport Line
  16. Dwarka Sector 21
  17. Hauz Khas
  18. Chhatarpur
  19. Qutub Minar
  20. INA
  21. Sarojini Nagar
  22. Sarai Kale Khan – Nizamuddin
  23. Lajpat Nagar
  24. Govindpuri
  25. Kalkaji Mandir
  26. Anand Vihar
  27. Yamuna Bank
  28. Mandi House
  29. Lal Quila (Red Fort)

Kashmiri Gate Identified as Most High-Risk Area

According to Delhi Police, the highest number of reported cases occurred at Kashmere Gate metro station, with 1,003 cases in 2023. Following closely behind are Rajiv Chowk with 418 cases and New Delhi with 385 cases. Police highlight incidents of theft, pickpocketing, and car theft within the premises of these stations. In 2022, a total of 1,811 cases were recorded across these 29 stations.

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5,709 Theft Cases Reported

Last year, a total of 5,709 theft cases were reported across all metro stations, resulting in 2,407 cases being registered and 599 arrests made. Among these incidents, 113 vehicles were reported stolen, with 96 cases being resolved. Furthermore, out of 22 reported cases of molestation, 21 were resolved, leading to action taken against 24 individuals.

DCP Metro, Ram Gopal Nayak, anticipates improvements in the metro station conditions moving forward. He mentioned the identification of hotspots and ongoing actions in those areas. 25 Station House Officers (SHOs) were instructed to identify these stations and categorize the crimes accordingly, facilitating easier action and identification of such places.

Nayak noted that criminals often transit from less crowded stations to more crowded ones. They typically operate in groups, with both men and women involved. These gangs employ tactics to lure victims, often targeting them during boarding and deboarding of the metro, with cash or jewelry being common targets.

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First published on: Feb 24, 2024 09:08 PM IST

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