Jamshedpur : Peeved over�frequent cases of theft and burglaries in ECC Flat locality�of Kadma, a group of local residents demonstrated at the Kadma police station this morning.
The residents�raised their�concern over the police inaction in curbing the thefts and burglaries despite the crime was reported to the police, and were demanding the police to take decisive step to apprehend the gangs of criminals involved in the crime.
Led by Sambhu Chowdhury, a local AJSU leader, about 40 residents had staged the demonstration for about an hour from about�11.30 am.� The protestors had dispersed only after deputy superintendent of police (Headquarters-II) Jagdish Prasad arrived at the police station and assured them of necessary action soon.
According to the protestors, more than one gang is involved in the spate of thefts and burglaries in the ECC flats area taking place from the past one month.� They said the burglars are using gas-cutting equipment and probably spray for committing the burglary in a systematic way.
Speaking to the newsmen, Chowdhury revealed that the gnags of thieves and burglars have swooped over as many as a dozen residences in the densely-populated during the past one month.
The Steel City has seen a sharp rise in the number of burglaries in the past few weeks. The areas lying on the periphery of the city are the worst-hit with people living under constant fear of a robbery.
Though shopping malls, complex and showrooms have beefed up security arrangements at their premises but still cases of thefts are on rise. The authorities of complexes have also appointed extra security personnel and nights guards as a part of preventive measures but thieves are on prowl.
Various residential colonies under Mango, Azadnagar, Baghbera, Olidih, Sonari, Telco and Sidhgora police station areas, in particular, have been identified as vulnerable zones with the maximum number of burglary incidents having been reported from here.
Police, on the other hand, maintained that night patrolling in the affected areas has been intensified to check burglary incidents and few additional measures will be introduced further.
“All such measures, including special drive, that require to be taken to curb robbery incidents will be taken up by the city police,” said a deputy superintendent rank police officer. Despite efforts, cases of thefts and burglaries have become a regular affair in the city. In the last 48 hours alone several cases of stealing and shoplifting have been reported in the city.
“We have installed Close Circuit Television, (CCTV’s) but that does not work 24-hours. Moreover we have appointed extra security personnel and night guards to keep the vigil on thieves but still we are worried,” said an official of a shopping complex.