Jamshedpur,Nov 24: Now the policemen will be seen patrolling the street of the steel city late in the night. Keeping the winter season in view, East Singhbhum district police have decided to step up night patrolling on the street and residential locality as well as the marketplaces across the city.
Revealing about the measure, a senior police official said that the decision to initiate night patrolling was taken following the assessment of a spate of crimes like theft and burglary in the city.
“Though the incidents of theft and burglary in residential houses and shops in the marketplaces have come down considerably during the past one week, still we decided to step up night patrolling keeping in view of winter,” said the official.
During the patrolling which will continue till past midnight, the official said that the deputy superintendents of police of the respective areas have been assigned to monitor the patrolling.
“The deputy superintendents of police will keep a close coordination among themselves and also with the officers-in-charge of the respective police stations during the period when patrolling will be done. They have to ensure that the patrolling is being done effectively,” said the officer.
The thieves and burglars tend to commit crime in the small hours, when the people are in deep slumber. He pointed out if the police parties carry out intensive patrolling then the
criminals will get a message that they may be caught during any wrong doing.
Elaborating on the measures, the officer said that prior to the major New Year occasion, the people tend to spend money lavishly and the incidents of crimes like theft and burglary also go up.
“By making the police machinery active before the thieves and burglars become active, we will definitely be able to stop the crime from taking place,” he said.
According to sources, the patrolling parties may intercept any vehicles, including the four-wheelers and three-wheelers passing through the street past midnight and check whether the occupants in the vehicles were anti-social or not. The police may also frisk the passengers so as to ensure the people boarding a vehicle are unarmed.
Notably, the tiger mobile remains on the vigil against crime during the day time and also till 10 pm. After 10 pm, the district police have the system of deputing armed policemen at strategic points in the city. At the same time patrolling parties of the respective police station area keep up patrolling. But most of the time the patrolling parties are found in a routine and lethargic way. Taking advantage of the morbid way of patrolling, the criminal elements get active and succeed in committing the crimes.