The SSP office in Bistupur where the meeting was held on Thursday. Picture by Animesh Sengupta
East Singhbhum senior superintendent of police (SSP) Amol V. Homkar on Thursday held a crime meeting at his office and asked his subordinates to strengthen their intelligence network to rein in the city’s soaring crime graph.
During the four-hour long meeting, SSP Homkar stressed on ways by which rising crime graph in and around Jamshedpur needed to be checked at the earliest.
Superintendent of police (city) Karthik S., along with deputy superintendents of police, officers-in-charge of all 17 police stations across the city and circle inspectors attended the meeting.
“We are focussing on solving murder cases at Kadma and Golmuri and shooting incidents in the city. We have decided to intensify night patrol in residential areas and public places,” Homkar told The Telegraph after the meeting.
He added officers had been asked to strengthen intelligence-gathering mechanism.
A senior officer, who attended the meeting, said they had been instructed to identify criminal gangs operating in the city and chart their pattern of committing crime.
In June itself, steel city witnessed a number of major crimes, apart from shooting and snatching incidents that have become routine of late.
On June 10, unknown assailants raped and murdered 38-year-old homemaker Jharna Maity at Sahara Complex in Ramnagar, Kadma. While the police still struggle to solve the grisly case, residents of Kadma and adjoining Sonari area are living in fear.
A day later, some unidentified gunmen fired at two young engineers at a jungle in Telco. Though the duo have survived the murder attempt, police is yet to make a breakthrough in the case.
On June 16, the decomposed body of 24-year-old Amandeep Singh was found at Golmuri golf course. Police are yet to crack the murder case.
Cash snatching and theft are getting rife in the city.
In another incident on June 14, a man fell victim to bike-borne snatchers who decamped with Rs 1.6 lakh from near Shitala Mandir in Sakchi in broad daylight on June 14.
On June 10, a middle-aged woman was relieved of Rs 90,000 from Kharangjhar area in Telco. On the same day, an Adityapur businessman, who kept Rs 2.6 lakh in cash in his friend’s car, found the vehicle broken into and money gone.