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A snatching every two days in Jalandhar

Residents of the city are feeling increasingly insecure. In April, 15 snatchings were reported to the police and only one has been solved. Three suspects have also been reported. Despite police claims, there seems to be no let-up in the snatchings.

punjab Updated: May 04, 2012 12:59 IST
Sachin Sharma

Residents of the city are feeling increasingly insecure. In April, 15 snatchings were reported to the police and only one has been solved. Three suspects have also been reported. Despite police claims, there seems to be no let-up in the snatchings.

An incident was reported on Wednesday, when two women in Nila Mahal area of city became the latest target of the motorcycle-borne snatchers.

The common factor in all these incidents is that the snatchers are motorcycle-borne youth.

On April 30, two incidents of snatching were reported. In the first incident, the gold chain of a woman named Damanjit in Seth Hukam Chand colony was snatched. She was riding a scooter. A report in this connection was lodged at division number 1 police station.

In the second incident on the same day, snatchers took away purse of Kiran Deep Kaur, a teacher in Ravinder Nagar area.

On April 29, gold bangles of old age lady Lajwanti near Kishanpura Chowk were snatched.

On April 28, four incidents of snatching were reported. In the first incident, snatchers took away gold chain of Gurjit Kaur in Adarsh Bagar area, while ear rings of Darshana Rani were snatched near Doaba chowk the same day. The same day motorcycle-borne snatchers took away the purse of Sita Rani of Dilbag Nagar, while Satwinder Kaur of Baba Budhaji nagar was looted at gun point.

"People cannot go out of their houses bearing gold articles out of fear of snatchers. Particularly women are feeling very insecure," Damanjeet, one of the victims said.

The snatching figures could be higher as many cases are not reported to the police. The victims, mostly women, are afraid to lodge a complaint to the police.

SHO division number 3, Dharamvir Singh, where another snatching occurred on Wednesday, said: "We did go to the site of the incident, but the woman was not there. Onlookers told us that two golf chains were snatched."

DCP Tulsi Ram said: "The police are working hard to nab the culprits involved in incidents of snatching in city. We have formed special teams and police personnel in civil dress have also been deployed to track the activities of suspicious persons."