Noida police on Friday night successfully completed twelveth phase of its 'Operation Clean' programme, a citywide crackdown on continuously rising street crime, illegal activities and violation of law.
Officials are planning to run the programme for a while, until the goal of this operation is achieved. So far, police have arrested 60 illegal foreign nationals residing at various locations in Greater Noida. During the Operation Clean, the authorities have also seized and fined hundreds of illegal vehicles in Noida and Greater Noida region.
In the 11th phase of the drive, officials issued challan to various school buses as they were found violating traffic norms issued by the Supreme Court. On Thursday, police visited 129 schools in which 427 of their buses or vans were issued challan and 702 other vehicles were provided with warnings.
Shwetabah Panday, a senior police official, told City Spidey that last night a drive was launched in various parking areas alongside the roads nearby residential societies. During the drive several vehicles were impounded as they were using fake numbers or registered with fake number plates. Nearly 500 four -wheelers were seized of which many were found abandoned.
Police suspected that the seized vehicles were being used by criminals in the day time and were parked during night. “Vehicles have been seized and FIR has been registered now further investigation will be done to verify the real owners of the these vehicles and then appropriate actions will be taken,” Panday said.
Further elaborating on the drive, Panday said that public co-operation is important to make the drive a success as it ensures the safety of the residents living in the city. The official were of the view that the 'Operation clean' had become a need of the time. “We are welcoming any suggestions from the residents that can help in the crackdown on crime.”
When asked about the arrested foreign nationals, Panday said that flat owners ensure that the documents being submitted by their tenants are approved by the concerned authorities. If required, they can also take assistance from the nearby police officials.