Jamshedpur, Sept. 28: The city police are witnessing some the testing times in the last two months. In the past 10 days alone eight shooting incidents have been reported alone. While the deteriorating law and order situation in the city remains a major concern, the city is also witnessing a rise in suicides.
Police have launched an intensive arms checking drive on the streets to tackle crime but they seem to have overlooked the movement of various gangs which are roaming free and giving shape to criminal incidents with gay abandon.
Fear gripped the incident on September 25, two bike-borne criminals shot and injured a youth who tried to stop them from snatching a gold chain from an elderly woman in Sonari police station area. The victim identified as Kalicharan Sahu, who is a resident of Sonari sustained a bullet in his right leg while saving the victim from snatching the chain. The incident took place near Sonari Gurudwara at about 7 am. As Kalicharan (28) was shot he fell down, some locals rushed him to MGM Medical College Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Crime has increased and criminal activities are not being controlled. When SSP M Tamil Vanan took the over the charge crime was under control but suddenly in the last one and half month criminals have increased their activities and with a view of create sense of fear and instability extortion call and graph of firing increased.
“The city had been free from crimes, but now the `knife culture’ has taken roots. The attacks at Mango, Kadma and Sonari are glaring examples. The police should act with utmost vigil and nab the accused. The increase in crimes is a matter of concern. Thefts were a common but recent rise of cases of murders is serious. A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city. Our city has the reputation of being safe but in the last few days crime graphs have witnessed a sudden rise. It is high time that police identify such criminals and action is taken against them,” said a social worker.
A senior official said police were taking necessary steps to control and detect crime. “We are giving our best and will come up with results very soon,” he claimed.
A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city.
“Cases of crimes have increased in the city. Our city has the reputation of being safe but in a few days the crime graph has witnessed a sudden rise. It is high time that police identifies such criminals and action is taken against them,” said a senior functionary of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry.