September 25, 2019
Kolkata Police ensuring security of the elderly during Durga Pujo
As part of Pronam, Kolkata Police’s initiative for senior citizens, special instructions are being issued to the elderly so that they can keep themselves safe during the period of Durga Pujo.
While the people are involved in revelry, miscreants can take the opportunity to attempt to steal from houses. Elderly people are especially vulnerable, and hence certain measures are being taken.
Last year, the police had distributed leaflets across the city to make people aware. To make the exercise more effective this time, police personnel have started interacting directly with senior citizens to make them aware of the issues.
Among the instructions being given are –
* Not to keep too much money or costly jewellery at home
* Keep any valuables in bank lockers
* Keep house properly locked if going out, and even otherwise, especially at night
* Inform local police station when going out of the city
Like last year, this year too Kolkata Police would be organising trips to local puja pandals for the members of the initiative, Pronam. Additionally this time, the trips would also include those who are not members of Pronam.