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Police beef up security in view of rising incidents of robbery

Jamshedpur, March 8: A series of burglaries in the city during past few months have prompted the police to take some immediate measures to curb the menace. Thefts have been reported not only from residential areas, but also in commercial establishments as well as residential complexes.

The police administration has decided to increase night patrolling in the city, especially in Mango and Sakchi localities of the city. “Burglaries have increased as many families are away on vacation.

Specially constituted patrolling squads have already been deployed under the limits of the Mango and Sakchi,” said a police official. He, however, stressed upon developing intelligence gathering machineries and intensifying patrolling around midnight.

In the past one week, at least seven cases of burglary have been reported from the city and the suburbs. Most of the incidents happened in posh areas of Sonari, Mango and Sakchi.

The East Singhbhum district police have taken steps for increasing vigil in and around residential flats of the city. The police have failed to nab the robbers’ gang, which has succeeded in executing robbery of over Rs 18 lakh at two residential apartments at New Baradwari and Sonari within a span of seven days between February 29 and March 5.

DSP (headquarters-II) Amar Pandey has been deputed to investigate into the robbery incident at Adarsh Nagar in Sonari. He said that they are conducting raids but have not been able to establish a clue to the gang behind the robbery.

He stated that while probing into the robbery they had contacted Shivangi Sinha, the 45-year-old woman, who had been taken hostage by a gang of four robbers at Aakash Apartment in New Baradwari, on February 29 morning, to learn about the physical features of the criminals.

“From the description of Shivangi about the four robbers and the description of the goons by Tapan Chatterjee and wife Sushama, it has been clear that the crimes were committed by the same gang at the two places. Not only the features of the robbers are the same, but also their modus operandi is also more or less same,” said Pandey.

The police are also scanning the footages of CCTV cameras installed on way to the Adarsh Nagar’s Phase VII so as to find out a clue to the movement of the gang of robbers into the house of Tapan Chatterjee.

Meanwhile, senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew, who is monitoring the probe into the twin robbery cases, has instructed the officers-in-charge of all the police stations in the city to ensure an enhanced patrolling around the residential apartment, surprise checking of all mode of vehicles and regular monitoring the CCTV cameras installed on the main thoroughfares as well as the roads leading to the residential apartments.

“One police officer from the police station concerned would keep an eye on the movement of constables deployed at different places under the system,” a police official informed.

These constables would keep an eye on suspicious elements moving in night and check them.A gang of four armed robbers posing to be cops had decamped with cash and ornaments worth over Rs 15 lakh from the house of Tapan Chatterjee at Adarsh Nagar’s Phase VII in Sonari in the night of Saturday.

Earlier, on February 29, four armed robbers had decamped with gold ornaments and cash over Rs 2.5 lakh from the house of Chandra Prakash Sinha at Aakash Apartment in New Baradwari in Sitaramdera.

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