Midnight patrol to curb crime

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  • Published 11.11.13

Police will intensify night patrolling in Jamshedpur, especially in Mango and Sakchi localities, from Monday.

The decision, taken during a meeting chaired by superintendent of police (city) Karthik S. on Sunday morning, was prompted by recent spurt in crimes in the steel city. In the past 10 days, six cases of burglaries have been reported from Jamshedpur.

“The meeting was held to review the law and order situation in the city. We will have to work harder to earn the safe city tag,” Karthik said.

He also stressed on intensifying patrolling at midnight and beyond. Six deputy superintendents of police will monitor the night patrolling in their respective areas.

The city SP added that with Muharram coming up next week, district police would have to be cautious and alert.

“Sunday’s meeting was aimed at briefing police officers about Muharram duty as well. We discussed about the peace committee meetings to be held before Muharram,” the city SP said.

According to a police officer, the progress of probes into recent cases of theft and burglary and other issues were also discussed during the three-hour-long meeting.

“Detailed discussions were held on topics like whether the modus operandi of all thefts and burglaries were the same, whether a new gang of burglars is active in the city and measures to curb crimes. After much discussion and deliberation, we decided that night patrolling must be intensified after midnight,” the officer added.

SP city apart, DSPs, circle inspectors and thana officers-in-charge attended the meeting.