Jamshedpur: A series of burglaries in the city during past few months has prompted the police to take some immediate measures to curb the menace.
Thefts not only in residential areas but also in commercial establishments have been reported as a major section of the police force was away on election duty for the last few weeks.
The police administration has decided to increase night patrolling in the city, especially in Mango and Sakchi localities of the city.
“One police officer from the police station concerned would keep an eye on the movement of constables deployed at different places under the system,” said SSP Amol V Homkar. These constables would keep an eye on suspicious elements moving in night and check them.
Officials said that constables on foot would be deployed in a stretch of every one km for patrolling. Several other constables would be deployed for the purpose, besides patrolling by the local police.
“Burglaries have increased during the winter as many families are away on vacation. Now that the election process is over, the manpower position is back to normality.
Specially constituted patrolling squads have already been deployed under the limits of the Mango and Sakchi,”
said police official.
He, however, stressed upon developing intelligence gathering machinaries and intensifying patrolling around midnight.
In the past one week, at least seven cases of burglary have been reported in the city and the suburbs. Most of the incidents happened in posh areas of Mango and Sakchi.