Cops identify 192 areas as vulnerable to snatching
After the analysis of crime pattern used by the snatchers, South District Police have identified 192 areas in their jurisdiction which is prone to petty crimes, especially snatchings.
The district police have been informed to launch an initiative name 'Saarthi' to curb the menace of of such incidents.
According to police on Thursday, a study was conducted on the location, time and crime pattern used by the snatchers in south Delhi, considered as posh district of the Capital, where various spots including the metro stations, are prone to snatchings.
Some of the other areas are Green Park Metro Station, Hauz Khas Metro Station, Greater Kailash (GK) crossing, Siri Fort T-point, Aurobindo Marg, Khel Gaon Marg.
Sources claimed that there are 16 police stations in south Delhi and in the jurisdiction of every police station, there are nearly a dozen locations where snatchers generally target people.
Talking to Millennium Post, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Ishwar Singh stated that to curb the menace of snatching, they have come up with an initiative name 'Saarthi' in which 64 patrolling bikes will guard the locations prone to snatching.
"Every police station has four bikes in which two armed police personnel will be there. The police men have been provided a wireless sets, batons, helmets, knee and elbow guards for safety," said Singh.
According to police, in the current year around 242 cases of snatching were reported from south Delhi itself in which 152 cases has been worked out.
After the analysis of the time used by the snatchers, police had deployed patrolling vehicles in the area.
"In the morning from 6 to 9, 12 pm to 4 pm and in the night 7 to 11, all the patrolling vehicles will be deployed at the strategic locations," said Singh.
In 2016, 5,792 cases of snatching were reported whereas till July 31 this year, 5,343 cases have been reported.