National capital police will be the first state police who will get ‘super cop belt,’ a specially designed belt, widely used by Police in UK, USA, Russia and paramilitary forces like CRPF, CISF, NSG etc. Recently, Delhi Police has floated a tender for 10,000 belts for its officers performing ground duties. This belt will help cops to keep things like Gun, Mobile Pouch, Security Batten, Wireless Set Pouch & ammunition pouch.
Super cop belt is widely used by various police in US, UK, Russia but but Delhi police will be first state police in India to use this belt. Currently, forces like CRPF, CISF, NSG, RAF etc are using it specially while patrolling in sensitive areas. We are trying to get 10,000 belts first then we will order further to equip all district officers,” a senior Delhi Police official said. Delhi Police has flouted the tender on 5th July.
On 6th February 2014, MHA laid down the directives regarding the super cop belt. MHA has said that these belts should have space to carry 9mm pistol and glock pistol. Cop has to carry wireless set, pistol, and cartridge separately. During any protest or event which have large public gathering, these equipments become liability, a Delhi police official claimed. In a case, a police constable posted in security unit of Delhi police, attached with a Member of Parliament lost his official pistol and 12 rounds. Later, he was arrested after an audit of weapons was done.