Jamshedpur : The police today arrested two thieves with stolen solar lamp batteries at Parsudih in the wee hours of Tuesday. Those arrested were identified as Raj Kumar and Ravi Gope, both in their early twenties and members of a five-member gang of battery thieves.
Officer-in-charge, Parsudih police station, Bipin Kumar said that the arrest was made by a patrolling party today.
“We are grilling those arrested and hope to reach more such thieves. As the patrolling party was passing through a densely-populated Gadra they saw a youth.
At the sight of the police jeep, the youth started running, arousing suspicion. Soon some of the policemen got down and chased the youth and nabbed him at a little distance away,” narrated the officer-in-charge.
On being interrogated, the accused who revealed his name as Raj Kumar, led the police to a house in Shankarpur in Parsudih where three stolen batteries were lying at the house. The accused subsequently revealed that there were four more members in the gang which focused on the stealing solar batteries.
Notably, the solar lamp were installed from the MP fund in the year 2012-13, bringing about pleasure among the local residents. But after a year, the batteries of the solar lamp started getting disappeared one after another.
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.
Though shopping malls, complex and showrooms have beefed up security arrangements at their premises but still cases of thefts are on rise. The authorities of complexes have also appointed extra security personnel and nights guards as a part of preventive measures but thieves are on prowl.
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.