Jamshedpur : The police have arrested two criminals by raiding separate places in Jawaharnagar under Mango police station area in the wee hours today.
Those arrested have been were identified as Hameed Raza (35), a resident of Kapali in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharawan area and the other one as Mantu Singh alias Baccha (28), a resident of Bawangora in Azadnagar. The police recovered a loaded pistol from the possession of Mantu.
Officer-in-charge, Mango police station, Fulan Nath said that acting on a tip off they nabbed the criminals. He said that the arrested criminals are being grilled for their reason for carrying pistol.
Raza, wanted in connection with a gun-shot assault case was hiding at a house on Road No 15 in Jawaharnagar.
The normal evening hours of the Steel City have now literally turned into the vulnerable hours as the rising crime graph has indicated that majority of the crime in the industrial town has taken place in the evening. Out of the dozen odd criminal incidents that have shattered the normal life of the peace loving denizens of the city majority have been executed in the dark.
Although, the police have been maintaining mobility and increased its on road presence during the evening hours but criminals have selected the 6 to 12 midnight time as the ideal hours to execute their criminal designs.
�There is no specific reason to say why the criminals select evening hours to execute their plans perhaps because the posh areas are relatively less crowded and evening hours help them to cover their identity to some extent,� said Anil Banerjee, a criminal lawyer with the district court.
A senior officer said they had been instructed to identify criminal gangs operating in the city and chart their pattern of committing crime.
A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city. The police administration has decided to increase night patrolling in the city, especially in Mango and Sakchi localities of the city.
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.
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.