Chennai, Dec 10: As floods ravaged the city, forcing many residents to abandon their houses, the Chennai Police did its bit for citizens, including keeping an eye on their locked homes and facilitating relief material.
With many flood-affected persons shifting to relief camps, police kept a watch on the locked homes to prevent possible cases of thefts and house-breaks, a city police release said.
On the directions of City Police Commissioner T K Rajendran, night patrolling was intensified, with over 350 jeeps and over 400 beat cops deployed for the job, it said.
"As a result, in some places, accused persons were held for trying to involve in theft (in such houses)," it said.
Further, the City Police helped a range of relief aid reach people, including over 32,000 food packets, 28,000 kg of milk powder, 500 kg of rice, 100 kg of fruits and other essentials like bedsheets and dresses, it added.
Medical camps were held for families of police personnel and they were being administered with preventive medication to safegaurd them from the any possible spread of epidemic, it said.