Vehicle thefts: Police identify 34 spots in Ludhiana city

Signboards, CCTV cameras installed to spread awareness among residents

Vehicle thefts: Police identify 34 spots in Ludhiana city

Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal inspects a signboard installed outside Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 29

After checking the pattern of vehicle theft incidents reported in the industrial hub, the Ludhiana police installed signboards at several places to make people aware of vehicle theft-prone areas.

Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal, Joint Commissioner of Police Bhagirath Meena, Additional DCP-3 Sameer Verma, Civil Lines ACP Jatinder Chopra, along with other officials, visited the spots where these boards were installed.

Agrawal said over 800 incidents of vehicle thefts, especially of two-wheelers, reported in the city and around 80 per cent of the incidents were already solved with the recovery of stolen vehicles and with the arrest of members of vehicle thieves’ gangs.

“We have conducted a study and have found that there are 34 such places in the city where vehicle theft incidents reported the most. Now, warning signboards displaying awareness messages to prevent vehicle thefts have been put up at these spots. Even CCTV cameras have also been put up in these areas to keep a tab over vehicle thieves,” said the CP.

Agrawal said the police control room would keep a tab over the CCTV cameras and after noticing any suspicious persons, control room police officials will alert the police station concerned.

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