Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Basti Vikas Samiti meets SSP over spurt in crime

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur: A delegation of Basti Vikas Samiti led by the outfit president Khemlal Choudhary met Senior Superintendent of Police Anoop Birtharay and handed him a petition demanding measures to improve the deteriorating law and order situation in the city.

The outfit members said the city had witnessed a spurt in crimes like theft and snatching. Incidents of drug abuse, road accidents and traffic related offences had also gone up, they said.

Choudhary said a sharp incline was seen in theft incidents, especially in Agrico, Telco, Mango, Sonari and Bagbera. He said the police had failed to detect most of the thefts. He further alleged that illicit liquor was being sold in the different slums of the city. He said the young generation was fast becoming victim of marijuana, cannabis, alcohol and other addictive substances. Police should take action against those promoting addiction in the city, he said.

The outfit leaders said heavy vehicles were seen plying dangerously and violating traffic norms on the city roads at night. They said the �no entry� timing was not being followed by many heavy vehicle drives as a result of which fatalities on roads had increased.

Choudhary also pointed out cyber crime as one of the major causes of concern for the citizens as well as for the district administration. He said cyber criminals were operating in and around the city with impunity due to police failure to arrest them before commission of crime.

The SSP assured the outfit members to take necessary action to improve the situation.

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