A series of burglaries in the town during past few months has prompted the police to take some immediate measures to curb the menace. Thefts not only in residential areas but also in commercial establishments have been reported as a major section of the police force was away on election duty for the last month. The police administration has decided to increase night patrolling in the city, especially in Bokaro,Chas and Bermo localities.
The decision was taken in a crime review meeting held by Superintendent of Police P Murugun at police conference hall in Bokaro on Tuesday. DSPs, circle inspectors, officers-in-charge of various police stations and members of CWC, Bokaro participated in the meeting.
The SP expressed his concern over the spate of thefts and burglaries in the city, especially at Chas and Sector areas. The senior police officer said that the district police will have to be equally cautious to ensure that every month passes off peacefully.
“One police officer from the police station concerned would keep an eye on the movement of constables deployed at different places under the system,” a police official informed. These constables would keep an eye on suspicious elements moving in night and check them.
Officials said that constables on foot would be deployed in a stretch of every one km for patrolling. Several other constables would be deployed for the purpose, besides patrolling by the local police.
"Burglaries have increased during the summer as many families are away on vacation. Now that the election process is over, the manpower position is back to normality. Specially constituted patrolling squads have already been deployed under the limits of the all police stations,” said a police official
He, however, stressed upon developing intelligence gathering machineries and intensifying patrolling around midnight.
In the past one month, at least few cases of burglary have been reported in the city and the suburbs. Most of the incidents happened in posh areas of Chas and Sector areas.