Crime Patrol

Sony's "Crime Patrol" show host Annup Soni is seen at Wagah Border in India. The show is having a kids’ special week to highlight real-life cases of crimes against children. (photo provided)

MUMBAI—Sony Entertainment Television is having a kids’ special week to highlight real-life cases of crimes against children on their seemingly omnipresent show “Crime Patrol.” The show is divided into some different sub-headings, content-wise, and airs many times a day, including re-runs.

Somewhere, someplace, a child is bearing the brunt of a sin committed by parents, being reprimanded or abused by instilling fear, or a young life is being destroyed due to the complex lives led by adults around them, or a child is falling prey to the wrong path. Bad parenting also makes a child more prone to criminal behavior.

Sony Entertainment Television’s special Child Safety Week or Baal Suraksha Saptah – a week-long kids’ special on “Crime Patrol Satark” – draws attention to real-life cases of crimes against children, from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19.

Annup Soni, who hosts “Crime Patrol,” said, “We keep saying communication is very important in any relationship, including in that of a parent and child. But we as parents have to understand that there is a gap of one entire generation between them and us and hence there ought to be some gap in thinking too. As parents, it is very important that step up, bridge the gap and make sure we learn to communicate with them; be it about friends, education, school life, peer pressure, etc.”

He added, “In our upcoming week on occasion of Children’s Day, we will showcase some real-life cases on Crime Patrol concerning children. It will be an eye-opener for parents and children alike. Small yet significant things like identifying certain signs, the tone of talking, and body language of children can alert parents about potential harm and actions that can be taken to avert crime. We hope more parents watch these special episodes with their children to remain alert.”

“Crime Patrol” is a reality documentary series, aimed at crime prevention by recreating a dramatized version of real-life cases. The basic idea behind the show is to make viewers alert and aware of potential danger and criminal activities prevailing in their neighborhood.

The series, which was first aired in May 2003, shows the real picture of civilians and the alert Indian police. Its tagline is “Sabak Ek Ko Seekh Poore Desh Ko” (lesson for one, learning for all) and it showcases some of the most brutal crimes in India’s history.

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