Viral video shows him saying No to celebratory firing during weddings/parties
By Pankaj Patrakaar
New Delhi, Dec. 25 (Delhi Crown): In a video that has gone viral in Dwarka Police District, or South-West district of the national capital, Dwarka DCP Shankar Choudhary is seen warning those who indulge in celebratory fire during weddings or other events.
He also warned the owners of open banquet halls, to ensure that no such celebratory firing takes place inside their premises during weddings/parties.
“Hamaare zile mein nahin hoga Thain-Thain. Thain-Thain kar denge, phir theek hai,” DCP Choudhary is seen as saying in the video.
“This is a border area (means Delhi sharing border with Haryana). Here people have a culture that whenever there is any party, they take out country-made pistols and fire in the air (Thain-Thain),” said DCP Choudhary in a warning tone.
Earlier this month, the DCP had invited owners of all open Banquet Halls falling under his jurisdiction and warned them against any celebratory firing during weddings or parties.
He also told owners of these open Banquet Halls to ensure that no guest carries any arms into the venue, “else a strict action would be taken”.
Over his latest video that has gone viral now, the DCP seems to be getting appreciation from local residents on the social media, and the former appears to be enjoying it all.
Harender Singhal, a local BJP leader in Najafgarh, tweeted on Dec. 23 – “Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear. A big salute to our @DCPDwarka.”
To Singhal’s tweet, the DCP replied early on Saturday morning – “Sometimes we need to talk in a war tone against the criminals and armed hooligans…in order to ensure sublime music of peace for our law-abiding citizens. Thanks to all to spread this message…regards to all who are on the side of Operation Varchasv.”
The Dwarka DCP had launched “Operation Varchasv” which has different tenets of policing, ensuring women safety, setting up dedicated teams to crack specific cases, and engaging the society as a whole with the local police in ensuring overall law and order in the area.
The local DCP had on Dec. 6 launched “Ghatak Patrolling” in order to check illegal colonies that are coming up in several areas under his jurisdiction. However, even after three weeks, work on such unauthorised colonies is going on unabated at a large scale near and around Najafgarh.
Over the past three weeks, hardly anyone engaged/involved in developing unauthorised colonies here has been apprehended by the Dwarka Police under DCP’s leadership.
THE DELHI CROWN carried an exclusive news report on Thursday showing work in one such new illegal colony going on near “Kaali Piau”, where land-mafia are involved in developing “Vinay Enclave Phase-1”.
Property dealers are galore here displaying big sign-boards saying “Plots hi Plots”. Here plots are on offer for sale in prices ranging between Rs 15,000 and Rs 21,000 per square yard.
Reacting to mushrooming of such illegal colonies, a local BJP leader told THE DELHI CROWN – “All these illegal/unauthorised colonies are being developed by land mafia in close quid pro quo with the local police and the district administration. Everyone has a share.”
A 2011 batch (AGMUT Cadre) IPS officer Shankar Chaudhary, was posted as DCP Dwarka in September this year. His home state is said to be Jharkhand. In August 2014 he was posted in the Lajpat Nagar sub-division.
In October, on the night of “Karwa-Chauth”, DCP Choudhary was seen catching hold of a person (accused of murdering a family member) by his collar from the latter’s home in Najafgarh in front of TV cameras, after the person’s wife called the number 100 telling the police about her husband Rajiv Gulati’s (murder accused) presence at home. After the murder, the accused had been on the run.