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Indore: Crime graph shows decline, thanks to police patrolling

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Indore: Residents of Nemawar Road and Sajan Nagar were subjected to chain snatching, loot and thefts but such incidents have been reduced in recent times. However, residents still demand increased police patrolling in the area to nab suspicious characters who roam there. The area is heavily commercialised and fear of crimes lingers on.

Residents recalled how two motorcycle-borne men shot an employee of a private firm and stole Rs 1.87 lakh from him and the incident is still fresh on their minds. On the positive side, however, such incidents have not occurred in the past six months, the residents added. Besides ATM break-ins, minor thefts were reported in colonies in the area making the residents to be alert.

Sandeep Goyal, a resident of Sajan Nagar, said that there have been cases of chain snatching in the past but no such incident has been reported recently and attributed the drop to increased police patrolling and vigilance of residents.Jitendra Patidar, sales manager with a company, said that police should patrol the area in day time also because it is one of the busiest areas in the city. Patrolling will drive anti-social elements out of the area, he added.Kailash Mittal, self-employed, said that the area was notorious for lootings two years ago but constant police patrolling has prevented such incidents from happening in the recent past.


MAJOR INCIDENTS

  • In December 5, 2014, 52-year-old Kailashchandra, an employee of a private firm, was shot at by two motorcycle-borne men, who looted Rs 1.87 lakh from him. The men had managed to get away and were never caught, but such incident scared wits out of businessmen in the area.
  • On July 12, 2014 unidentified men entered an ATM kiosk, beat up the guard, and tried to break open the machine unsuccessfully. Having failed in their attempt, they robbed the poor guard and fled the scene. No arrests have been made so far.

What they say

Unidentified men barged into a bank on Nemawar Road and robbed the bank some years ago. However, no such incident was reported in recent times. Patrolling should be done in day as well as night times. Deploying a Dial 100 vehicle would be helpful.

Meena Agarwal, resident and former corporator

Residents are more vigilant after a spate of crimes. Police are doing good job of containing crimes and should increase patrolling in day time.

Piyush Goyal, Student

No crimes have been reported recently and residents are also no more aware and alert to suspicious movements and police patrol only once in the night.

Rekha Agarwal, Housewife, Sajan Nagar

There has been a drop in incidents such as chain snatchings, loot and thefts but there is still movement of suspicious persons in the colony and police are taking action against them.

Rishubh Mittal, Chartered Accountant