Juhu, with its beaches, beautiful bungalows and sea-facing apartments, keeps falling victim to credit and debit card scams.
“Of all the crimes reported here, credit and debit card frauds are the most common at the Juhu police station,” said Sunil Ghosalkar, senior police inspector, adding that money-related offences were reported often as the area is affluent. “We have ensured no major crimes take place.” The Juhu police station, which oversees 6.25 lakh people, saw 702 FIRs being registered in 2016 .
Home to celebrities, extortion cases too are common here. Earlier this year, film producer Mahesh Bhatt got an extortion call, which was detected within 24 hours.
Almost all crimes in Juhu are reported, senior officers said. “People are very educated here, so they report every crime and we ensure fair registrations of FIR. We cover market areas, two railway stations and several slums, all of which are contributing factors,” said ACP Dattatray Bargude of the Juhu police station.
In its jurisdiction there are just two sensitive points one in Sambhaji nagar and another near Tata and ONGC colonies. The jurisdiction as per police has mostly affluent families including from the film industry, upper middle class and middle class families except for few slum pockets like Nehru nagar and Indira nagar.
Another 209 cases are of thefts which include thefts in dwelling houses and thefts by servants. About 74 cases of body offences, 59 cases of motor vehicle thefts and 21 cases of burglaries were registered, seven cases of robberies and four of chain snatching robberies were reported.
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