Jewellers meet police chief, demand better security

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2014 12:42 IST

A day after a Sector-22 based jeweller was shot at and then robbed, members of the Chandigarh jewellers association met the inspector general of police (IGP) RP Upadhyaya on Tuesday.

The members from the association discussed their safety issues and demanded more security, especially in lieu of upcoming festive season.

It was also discussed in the meeting that more and more jewellers want to apply for arms licence and that the police should make its availability easy.

The IGP assured that getting licence for jewellers would be made easy.

The delegation was led by Rajeev Sehdev, president, Chandigarh jewellers association (registered Chandigarh).

The members shared their security concerns and also demanded extra security in the busy markets, of Sectors 19, 21, 22, 23, 40 and others, where there were maximum jewellers. It was discussed that such markets would have flying squads in morning and evening.

The IGP also shared some security tips with the members and advised them to remain vigil when in the market.

It was discussed that jewellers across the city should get their cameras in working condition if any of them were not working.

Also, the shops would have warning bells which if not attached to the nearest police station, would be attached to the shop next door.

The members were advised to hire security guards and if it was not possible for everyone to have a guard, the entire marker could hire one or two guards.

The IGP assured members of full cooperation and said that security plans would be put in place to ensure safety of jewellers across city.

Meanwhile, the market association members of Sector 22 also held a meeting in the market on Tuesday.

It was discussed that the shop owners should remain vigilant and keep enquiring about the well being of each other during the day.

It was also shared that the banks having their ATM vends in the market would be requested to deploy security guards.

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