Cases of chain and purse snatchings go unabated in Delhi

Cases of chain and purse snatchings go unabated in Delhi

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The capital of India Delhi is in the grip of cases of snatchings and the robbers and chain snatchers are having their fullest say with the law enforcing agencies though trying their best but not able to do much to bring these criminals in the legal net.

The newspapers these days are full of news pertaining to cases of chain snatchings and robberies and subsequent injuries to those who resist them. Delhi has been in the grip of such scores of unresolved cases as the majority of the victims particularly the women and their families desist from lodging the complaints about (for) the fear of either reprisal or revenge by these criminals or noncompliance by the police considering such complaints of no relevance.  

Just yesterday on 29th August a woman from Haridwar, Uttarakhand who had come to Noida to pick up her ailing daughter while going towards Railway station behind Red Fort along with her daughter who worked as a medical transcriptor in a Noida hospital was not only  grievously attacked but was made to fall down from the auto seriously injuring her head and coming back to senses the next day in a hospital and her purse with important pan and ATM cards, documents, several thousand rupees etc was snatched by these criminals who followed their auto on bike on the way. Such obnoxious and dreaded incidents of chain and purse snatchings in almost all the districts of Delhi has become too common and the women are not safe at all as those who retaliate or confront them bravely are either stabbed or grievously injured or avenged later on. The cases of such nature are on the shocking increase in Delhi and the concerned law enforcing agencies, though claim of doing their best are finding themselves as failures to catch hold of these criminals, who are multiplying in abundance in the capital city of India like parasites on our system.  

It may be recalled that the Delhi police are already short of staff and police personals and as compared to the staff strength in other states and countries of the world they have comparatively quite less number of police personals. Moreover, the majority of them are involved in the VIP and VVIP securities having little space to deal with the cases pertaining to dreaded crime and women assaults. Delhi has been witnessing the shameful cases of rapes, women assaults, robberies and chain snatchings including gangsterisms and murders for long and it is not that the police is not doing anything. But the shortage of staff, lack of adequate training to resolve cases via proper and intelligent investigation and involvement of the majority of the police force in VIP security is one of the prime reasons’ for the increase and subsequent less resolution record of Delhi Police.

Moreover police being in the control of the central government makes the state government helpless in dealing with them directly. The crux of the matter is the law enforcing agencies should tighten their belts and make sure that cases of the chain, mobile, purse snatchings and subsequent physical attack on Delhites, particularly the vulnerable women should be dealt with severely and criminals brought to justice at the earliest.

SUNIL NEGI

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