Spurt in criminal activities in the steel city has prompted proactive policing.
The East Singhbhum police brass have decided to step up night patrols during Durga Puja when revellers will be out on the streets past midnight and their homes will be more vulnerable to burglaries.
The men in uniform will be on the streets, residential neighbourhoods as well as marketplaces across the city from Wednesday on. This arrangement will continue till Diwali.
SSP Richard Lakra said the decision to beef up night patrolling was taken after gauging the crime graph in the steel city during a meeting on Sunday.
According to sources, the patrolling parties may intercept any vehicle past midnight and check whether those travelling in the vehicle are indulging in any kind of unlawful act. Police may also frisk people to ensure that they are not carrying arms.
Lakra said deputy superintendents of police had been asked to monitor the patrolling in their respective areas. “For effective crime control, the deputy superintendents of police will have to co-ordinate among themselves and also with officers-in-charge,” Lakra said.
Tiger Mobile jawans will be on vigil till 10pm. After that, armed policemen will be deputed at strategic points. But, on the four days of Durga Puja, both Tiger jawans and officers will be on night duty.