Discovery’s new show ‘Capital Police – Beyond the Khaki’ to capture Delhi Police live in action
MUMBAI: Infotainment channel Discovery Channel is launching a first of its kind show ‘Capital Police – Beyond the Khaki’ which captures Delhi Police live in action as they fight crime to and maintain law and order. The first of its kind television series is scheduled to premiere on today at 9 pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD World.
Delhi, the capital of India, is the second-most populous complex megacity in the world buzzing with over 18 million people, is managed by 81,000 personnel of Delhi Police.
To film the series, the Discovery crew was especially assigned to a select group of Police officers and stations. The crew captured the action as it happened live. This makes the show, its treatment and the way it is conceptualised, different from any other show. Each of the 4 episodes of the invigorating series will focus on a specific issue.
For instance – Porous borders (Delhi’s shared borders with the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana offers an opportunity to criminals to cross over and evade state police); City of Mega Events (Important events of national importance like Republic Day, Independence Day are celebrated where the police officials work round the clock to mitigate all potential risks); Women Safety (ensuring the city is safer for women) and Needle in a haystack (finding petty criminals who disappear in the vast population and complex layout of the city).
Discovery Communications India MD – South Asia Megha Tata said, “Capital Police – Beyond the Khaki’ is Discovery’s endeavor to bring to light stories of tireless Delhi police heroes who do everything it takes to keep our capital city safe. The viewers will for the very first time, walk alongside a police official who is trying to solve a real-life situation. The officials may not always succeed, but they also never give up. And for that, we salute them and stand by them!”
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa, said, “Through Capital Police – Beyond the Khaki, our aim is to give a deeper peep into the day to day functioning and the various challenges confronted by our police force towards their commitment in standing up to the expectations and trust put on them by the citizens of Delhi. It has been a fascinating experience for some of our officials who were part of this pilot as they have never before appeared before the camera. They are not actors, they are real-life heroes who went about doing their duties in a nonchalant way even while Discovery’s cameras were rolling.”