Covid-19: Delhi Police distribute tubs in slum clusters for Chhath Puja | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: In the wake of the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in the city, Delhi Police on Friday distributed tubs among people living in slum clusters of Khizrabad and Taimoor Nagar so that they can perform chhath puja at their homes.

According to New Friends Colony SHO Inspector Suman Kumar, under whose jurisdiction the areas fall, the move was aimed to prevent people from going to the banks of Yamuna for the puja as the city has been witnessing spitballing of cases.

Kumar, an alumni of Indian Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, who had also set up a community kitchen and fed thousands of people during the lockdown, decided to take to social policing as a deterrent for people to throng into Yamuna ghats for Chhat Puja. Kumar and his team met Chhat Puja committees before initiating the move.

Taimoor Nahar and Khizrabad have around 1.000 jhuggis and are crime-prone. Kumar said his team would distribute food packets and rations among the people in order to check the spread of virus infections as well as “preventive steps to ensure law and order”.

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