Top cop asks women not to flaunt jewels in public

Top cop asks women not to flaunt jewels in public

Menace: 83 cases of chain snatching reported in last six months

According to the second tri-monthly statistics (April to June) released by the police, 40 chain snatching cases have been reported during the particular period against 43 registered in the first quarter (January to March).

Admitting that chain snatching is turning out to be a gigantic task to crack, Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal on Saturday said it’s not the job of the police alone in fighting the crime.


He appealed to the general public to join hands with the sentinels of the society, in dealing with the perpetrators. Explaining the ways the public could help police, the commissioner said they must be quick to act and also womenfolk especially by not flaunting off the jewels they own.

“It’s high time women avoid display of valuables in public,”, the police commissioner said.
The top cop also had reasons to make such an appeal, as the chain snatching in first six months of the year has reached an alarming 83 cases against 128 reported in the whole of 2010 and 95 in 2009.


Giving further inputs of the second quarter, the commissioner said the properties stolen during the period are valued at Rs 1.51 crore in 286 cases and recovered articles worth Rs 82.59 lakh in 82 cases.

A total of eight murder cases are registered and five among them have been solved, followed by two dacoity (one solved), extortion- 14 (6), house burglary and theft in night- 56 (16), HBT-day- three (zero progress), robbery- 164 (50), dowry harassment- 47, dowry death- one, molestation- three and rape- five cases.

A total of 194 police personnel in the ranks of constable to PSI were rewarded with Rs 45,500 prize money for their endeavour.

A total of Rs 23.11 lakh worth property were handed over to the complainants at the property parade organised at the parade grounds at police commissioner’s office.

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