Unidentified miscreants struck at a vegetable vendor's house in Chandimandir and decamped with Rs 25,000 and other valuables on Sunday.
According to police, the house of the victim, Naseeruddin, is located in a secluded area. After police were informed, a case of lurking house-trespass or house-breaking (457) and theft in dwelling house (380) under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the Chandimandir police station. Police have been probing the case but no arrests have been made so far.
Reacting to the incident, Ambala-Panchkula commissioner of police OP Singh has launched a week-long night drive in rural areas to prevent criminals from striking.
Singh said the Kala Kachha gang or a Bangladeshi gang was supposed to be behind the incident reported in Chandimandir. The deputy commissioner of police (DCP) has been directed to deploy assistant commissioner of police (ACPs), station house officers (SHOs) and police post in-charges at all isolated and vulnerable locations during night time for the next one week.
SHOs and police post in-charges have been asked to visit all victims, and advise them to alert police if in case of any suspicious activity. Village panchayats have also been asked to keep a vigil against such miscreants. Police will conduct patrolling at railway stations, bus stands and dharamshalas.