Guard your cars, cops to tell owners
Dear Delhiites, please take care of your cars if you do not want them to be stolen. That is what the Delhi Police are now going to do—send letters to car owners in the Capital. HT Correspondent reports.delhi Updated: Oct 07, 2009 00:56 IST
Dear Delhiites, please take care of your cars if you do not want them to be stolen. That is what the Delhi Police are now going to do—send letters to car owners in the Capital.
The rise in the number of vehicle thefts has prompted the police to write letters to all car owners, asking them to install security devices.
Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal, who came up with the idea, said people should become more proactive about the safety of their cars.
“We have other serious crimes to look into,” he said.
Dadwal said they were going to write to each and every car owner in the city requesting them to put at least a clutch-lock if they do not want to put GPS tracking devices.
The police will also give telephone numbers of dealers of safety devices to the owners.
Dadwal said the police alone could not do enough to prevent vehicle thefts.
“People have to invest some money. It is not possible for police alone to prevent such incidents.”
Till September 30 this year, 8,844 vehicles had been stolen. Of these, 3300 were cars.
The police said the main reasons behind thefts is lack of parking places in residential areas and indifference of owners.
“Reluctance to spend on installation of security devices also plays a major reason behind such cases,” said Dadwal.
“Installing a GPS system is helpful in tracking the car if it is stolen,” he said.