Jamshedpur, April 21 : Acting tough against rising theft cases, the police today arrested two
youths on charges of stealing two-wheelers and committing thefts in houses at Sankosai and Ulidih area of Mango.
Those arrested are identified as Rahul Majhii (20), a resident of Kapali Bustee in Sonari and Sahil Gilani (21), a resident Kadma used to steal vehicles and household goods.
Deputy superintendent of police (Patamda) Ajay Karketta said that acting on a tip off the police raided the houses of the two accused and nabbed the two from Sonari and Kadma respectively this morning. The police also recovered the stolen auto-rickshaw from the house of Rahul at Kapali Bustee.
The police have forwarded them to the Ghaghidih Central Jail after producing them before a judicial magistrate in the afternoon.
The DSP said the duo who were also addicted to narcotic drugs used to steal two-wheelers and dismantle the wheels of the stationary auto-rickshaws and four-wheelers in Mango locality during the night.
According to the DSP, as the two arrested thieves were arrested in connection with the thefts in Mango localities, the police would look into whether they were also involved in the vehicle lifting and household thefts in Kadma and Sonari localities.
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.
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.
Concerned over the lack of adequate cops in the city and rising incidents of snatching and theft, the police have decided to team up with the private security-guards posted in the apartment building and commercial establishments to maintain the law and order.
Officers-in-charge of various thana are convening regular meetings of the security guard in their respective police stations and helping them as to how to keep the place where they are posted and the surrounding areas free from crime.
A meeting between the private security guards and that of the Mango police station officer-in-charge, Fulan Nath was held at the thana premises this morning, when about 25 security guard attended it for getting briefings from the police officer concerned.