'Beware of chain snatchers' signboards in city soon

'Beware of chain snatchers' signboards in city soon

Speaking on the sidelines of the property parade here on Monday, Agarwal said that apart from police stations, the information signboards will be displayed at prominent public offices such as Taluk and Zilla Panchayats, Deputy Commissioner’s Office and other government offices.

He said that if any police station failed to register a case, then the public can lodge their complaint with the Non Registration Complaint Cell launched last year. Observing that robberies have increased over the years, Agarwal said that there is also a rise in chain snatching incidents. However, he opined that chain snatching was not an organised racket. He said that 70 per cent of the chain snatchers were first timers and college students. He termed the rise as an urban phenomenon.

In order to tackle the issue, he said that similar to the signboard ‘Beware of pickpockets’, a signboard ‘Beware of chain snatchers’ will be put-up in areas where the incidents have increased. Mentioning about the explosion that took place in the scrap yard in the city recently, Agarwal said that the owner Jaheer Pasha was still at large.

He said that the Managing Director Kiran Ranga and Manager Ramesh of Ripple Fragrance Private Limited have been arrested for illegally storing expired air fresheners. He said that a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been booked against the duo.

Agarwal said that suitable action will be taken against shops which had failed to obtain licenses from Mysore City Corporation, Pollution Board and Fire Force Department. DCP (Law and Order) Basavaraj Malagatti said that a meeting will be held with heads of security agencies in the city. Furthermore, basic training will be provided to security guards, he added. Commenting on the issue of CCTV cameras in lodges, Malagathi said that 90 per cent of the lodges have installed cameras.

The licenses of the lodges without CCTV cameras will be cancelled, he added.