Crime under control in City claims Bidari

Crime under control in City claims Bidari

having words: Dooradarshan Director Mahesh Joshi, actress Priya Hassan, Police  Commissioner Shankar Bidari and Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Dr N Prabhu Dev  at Crime Prevention Month programme on Saturday. DH PHOTO

Speaking at a programme organised by the Central Division Police to mark crime prevention month here, Bidari said: “The geographical boundaries of the City have expanded after many areas were brought under the jurisdiction of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). With areas that were once rural suburbs of Bangalore, viz Devanahalli  and other areas now in the jurisdiction, the responsibility of the police has only increased. An estimated one crore more people are now under the City jurisdiction.”

He said there has been no increase in the number of murders, robbery and chain snatching incidents. “We have successfully solved 80 out of 100 jewellery theft cases this year and returned the valuables to their rightful owners. However, vehicle thefts are a matter of concern. As many car owners continue to park their vehicles outside their houses, we would advice them to have additional security systems installed to prevent theft,” said Bidari.

The commissioner said responsibility of crime prevention also lies with the citizens. “Citizens’ cooperation to check anti-social elements is vital as they are also the police, but without uniform. When people are vigilant nobody dare commit a wrong. No sense of insecurity should prevail among people. On our part we will initiate   necessary steps to make City a safe place to live in” Bidari added.

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