Jamshedpur : Concerned over the rising incidents of snatching, theft and burglary, the city police have tightened its belt to deal with the current situation.
As a step forward, the police have identified ten sensitive zones located in different parts of the city that are prone to the criminal incidents.
A senior police official informed that after thorough study of spate in criminal activities they have identified some areas where extra vigil would be step in. Though he refused to divulge the indentified zones due to security reasons but said that there are 10 such locations.
Most of the incidents happened in posh areas of Bistupur, Mango and Sakchi. The police plan to deploy more security personnel in these areas he further added.
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.
East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew admitted that there has been a spate of crimes in the city, especially theft and burglary.
“We are concerned over the situation and steps are being taken in this regard.The incidents of crimes like theft, burglary and snatching have definitely increased. We are reviewing the prevailing law and order situation and taking necessary measure to curb the crime,” said Mathew.
Revealing about the initiatives being taken the senior SP, said that the mobile tigers are being relocated and strengthened and firm steps to detect the criminal gangs are being taken.
“The district police will take necessary measures to check the increasing number of crimes shortly,” said SSP adding that the crime graph will be curbed soon.
Apart from incidents of thefts, burglaries and snatching, the incident of vehicle-lifting has also increased drastically, suggesting that separate gangs of criminals are active in the steel city.
Earlier, a woman was robbed of her vanity bag while she was walking down the K-Road from Bistupur market on Monday evening.
Two motorcycle-borne criminals had snatched the bag which contained Rs 3,000 and her mobile phone.
Earlier, on Sunday night unknown thieves decamped with three alloy-wheels of an SUV and music system as well as the vehicle’s battery from a motor garage near Diagonal Road in Bistupur. In this connection, the owner of the vehicle, Rahul Dey, has lodged an FIR with the Bistupur police station.
Recently unknown criminals decamped with gold ornaments worth over Rs 5 lakh from the house of Keshav Jaiswal at Teachers’ Colony under Mango police station area.