Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 13
The Ludhiana police have effectively managed to bring down the snatching incidents as the city has reported just 30 cases in past 20 days.
Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, who assumed office on September 22, said: “Thirty incidents of chain snatching have been registered in various police stations, out of which 28 have been traced successfully with the arrest of 64 accused and 100 per cent recovery of stolen property.”
As per data, 51 incidents of chain snatching took place in Ludhiana between September 1 and September 21. The figure has come down considerably since Bhullar has took over.
Besides, the tracing percentage was only 33.33 per cent in the first 21 days of September which has increased to 93.33 per cent in the past 20 days.
The police personnel have also recovered property worth Rs50.42 lakh.
Bhullar said: “Special emphasis is being laid to eliminate the street crime from Ludhiana and police have worked out on a detailed strategy to catch the snatchers.”
More PCR teams have been stationed in the hot spots, including Ghumar Mandi Road, DMC Road, Kipps Market, Sarabha Nagar, Urban Estate Dugri, Jalandhar Bypass, Gill road, Sherpur and Giaspura Chowk. Surveillance is also being done through CCTV cameras, he said.
The Commissioner also informed that the Ludhiana police had requested the Municipal Corporation to install street lights at several places as criminals take benefit of darkness while committing a crime.
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