Discovery’s brings a new show ‘Capital Police – Beyond the Khaki’
Delhi, the capital of India, the second most populous complex megacity in the world buzzing with over 18 million people, is managed by 81,000 personnel of Delhi Police. In a first of its kind television series, ‘Capital Police – Beyond the Khaki’, scheduled to premiere on 23rd July at 9 PM on ‘Discovery’ & ‘Discovery HD World’ captures men and women in Khaki, on the go, as they fight crime to and maintain law and order.
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 conceptualized 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)
Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India, 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 upto 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 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.”