Monday, January 17, 2022

Jamshedpur biz community raises voice against rising crime

Jamshedpur, Dec 7: Jamshedpur, of late has transformed into crime capital of the State with one or other incident of loot or attempt to murder taking place almost regularly. The criminals who looted the Chamber of Commerce functionary on Sunday are still at large whereas, the police have failed to arrest the shooters even 48 hours after the incident.

The police are yet to solve the Jugsalai loot incident in which criminals entered the establishment office of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industries secretary Savarmal Sharma on Ramtekari Road in Jugsalai police station area.

“Even 48 hours after the dreadful incident the police have failed to arrest the criminals. On one hand the police say it is not possible to give security to every individual and on the other hand it fails to nab the criminals even hours after the incident,” said an official of SCCI.

Nevertheless, the police have launched a drive to catch hold of the criminals with arms checking being carried out at every strategic point of the city. “All though, there is no arrest so far, but with leads in our hand the possibility of nabbing the criminals are high,” said a police official.

Nonetheless the rising cases of crime in the city have forced the business community to raise its voice against the detracting law and order situation for additional security arrangements.

The police are yet to nab the offenders, but the business organisations have expressed concerns.  “It is surprising several cases of loot and attempt to murder incidents have taken place recently and that too in the broad daylight but in none of the case the police has reached the miscreants involved in the cases,” said Anil Naredi, a city-based businessman.

He said that though SSP has tried to beef up the security arrangements in the city and carried out arms checking drives at strategic locations but nothing substantial has come out of his initiatives. Additional police forces need to deploy in areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Parsudih which are prone to such activities.

“Our city is gripped with criminal activities. We condemn the attack on innocent people in the past one month or so. We have gathered here today to express our anger against the police administration,” said Suresh Sonthalia.

“It is surprising several cases of murder and attempt to murder incidents have taken place recently and that too in the broad daylight. It is high time to increase extra vigil,” said Manav Kedia, a senior official of SCCI. It may be mentioned that figures show a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city from past one month.

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