Police asks people to be on the guard

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2014 19:16 IST

At a time when theft cases are on the rise in the city, the local police have appealed people to adopt certain precautionary measures.

In its appeal, the police have urged traders and common people to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras and alarm systems in their houses and commercial complexes, besides using hi-tech lock systems.

Despite police patrolling in the town, there have been several theft incidents across the city. The police also suggested residents to inform their neighbours while moving out.

Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) Bhajan Dev Negi said they had put in all efforts to stop theft incidents. "We need assistance of residents to stop these incidents.

People have been asked to take certain precautionary measures that can help in reduction of theft cases, besides nabbing culprits involved in it. Residents have also been urged to inform the local police stations about any suspicious person roaming in the locality," added Negi.

In June, the district administration made it mandatory to register migrant labourers. "Employer has been made accountable to get his labour registered," added Negi.

The police had also appealed people to inform cops about their long visits and keep goods, including jewellery and cash in bank lockers. The police also cautioned people to keep keys of lockers and houses with them only while they are out as some instances where neighbours were involved in theft had also been surfaced," he said.

In the town, mostly in winter season, theft cases go on surge as most of people visit their native places owing to holidays in schools.

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