The arrest of an alleged Naxal commander has prompted the police to keep an eye on students and professionals arriving from Naxal-hit states to Gautam Budh Nagar.
The Gautam Budh Nagar police is on high alert since the arrest of an alleged Naxal commander who was a B.Tech dropout from Divya Jyoti College of Modinagar, Ghaziabad.
The police is now prepared to investigate Naxalite connections in colleges and localities and the intelligence wing has decided to conduct verifications of outstation students and tenants staying in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
Students, working professionals and tenants from Naxalism-hit states and North-Eastern students from states affected from terrorism will be on police’s radar.
Police will prepare a database of students through cooperation of colleges and investigate the presence or absence of anti-social elements in colleges. Apart from that, the police is also set to keep a vigil and prepare database of working professionals’ staying as tenants in various housing societies in GB Nagar.
Greater Noida’s SP (Rural Area) Suniti said that the alleged Naxalite Sudhir Bhagat caught from Sector-5, Noida’s Harola village had a bounty of Rs. fifty thousand on his head. Sudhir (25) is originally a native of Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district which falls under Devariya police station, Mohabbatpur village. He is the son of Ramdev Bhagat. He had been staying in Harola village under the fake name of Aditya Kumar. The fake ID received from him displays his father’s name as Sadhusharan Bhagat. Further, his original residence in the ID is mentioned as Muzaffarpur, Bihar which falls under Jafarpur police station.
Sudhir Bhagat has accepted that he finished his B.Tech from a Modinagar based institute. After studying for three years, he went to his house in Muzaffarpur, Bihar and conducted various criminal activities there. Later on, he returned to Noida again.
The above-mentioned steps set to be undertaken by GB Nagar police to achieve verification of outsiders can bear fruit only if they get proper cooperation from police and intelligence wings of other states.
Once, they collect information of outstation residents, the database would have to be sent to the citizens’ home states for proper verification. The local police in those regions will then have to gather adequate information and forward it to GB Nagar police.
However, inter-state cooperation among police and security agencies has historically been poor and such steps have proved to be futile in the past. Further, India has one of the lowest police-population ratios in the world. As per reports, there is only one police officer for approximately 720 people in India. On the other hand, in the US, there is an officer for 436 people, in Spain one for 198 and in South Africa one for 347 people. Thus, it remains to be seen whether or not the Gautam Budh Nagar police’s recent actions yield successful results.