Police identify 30 snatching-prone areas in north Delhi, intensify vigil
New Delhi: North Delhi police have identified more than 30 dark stretches in their district vulnerable to snatching. According to police, they have taken several steps to curb snatching which has proved to be vital for them.
The police data accessed by Millennium Post stated that 11 police station in North Delhi has 33 spots vulnerable to snatching. Two police stations Kotwali and Sarai Rohilla have 11 spots. Maurice Nagar Police station which has many colleges have three spots. Fifteen dark stretches have been identified in the areas of Kashmere Gate, Sadar Bazar, Timarpur, Civil Lines, Burari.
"Areas under Lahori Gate, Bara Hindu Rao, Subzi Mandi have four snatching prone area," claimed the data.
Some of the areas where dark stretches have been identified are Kucha Ustad Dag, Chandni Chowk, Behind Red Fort Vijay Ghat Service road, Shanti Van to Mongy Bridge, Zakhira Underpass, 56 Bigha Park, Ramjas College road to Operation Cell road, Shri Ram Institute road and Khalsa College road,under Wazirabad flyover, Nehru Vihar road, Jagat Pur road, Ring road Burari chowk, Concrete Road on the Nala.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal said that to curb the incident of snatching, 24 permanent and 45 temporary packets are installed to keep a vigil on the movements. Motor cycles and foot patrolling during morning and evening hours have been increased.
"Due to these efforts, there is 40 per cent decline in snatching incidents in this District. There is a drastic decline in snatching incidents in North district," said Narwal.
According to police, in 2017 till August 30, approximately 234 cases of snatching have been registered as compared last year's 377 cases. In the current year, 124 snatchers have been arrested with snatched articles. In last six years, Delhi Police have registered more than 30,000 cases from all over city related to snatching in the current year (till 15 August) around 5,682 cases have been reported from the Capital.