DELHI, a safe haven for chain snatchers

DELHI, a safe haven for chain snatchers

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Delhi seems to have become a safe haven for criminals, especially the chain snatchers as incidents of chain snatchings and subsequent physical attacks are on rampant rise with shockingly the women being the victims.

Believe me, thirty percent of the cases of such incidents are either not reported due to the apprehension of reprisals from the culprits or with a belief that the ornament once gone would never be recovered.

Delhi being the capital of the country is already too busy a city with its population being rapidly multiplied and so is the law and order situation. The Delhi police has so many other functions to do like VIP n VVIP security and its involvement in dealing and resolving with other serious nature of crimes like murders, women security, cases of frauds, economic offences, law and order, general petrolling and cases pertaining to thefts, decoities, vehicle thefts and chain snatchings.

The staff strength too is not in commensurate with the capacity to cope with the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi police with lots of vacancies still existing. The lack on the part of the law enforcing agencies to stringently deal with such criminals as chain snatchers and robbers makes their morale high and decreases the terror of law and law enforcing agencies like police, in their mind.

This therefore results in rapid increase in the crime statistics and subsequent in security amongst the Delhi citizens, especially the women who are the most suffered lot at the hands of the chain snatchers of Delhi, majority of who are reckless juveniles, below eighteen who even after being caught get free thus encouraged to commit more harsh crimes in future, finally shaping themselves as hardened criminals.

The horrifying incident of outer district in Rohini Sector 5 Market on 29th October between 7 to 8 PM is, though not new, but still an eye opener for Delhi police and mute spectators in which not only the diamond studded chain of a brave woman doctor of Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital was forcibly snatched by two bike borne robbers but was also shot on her thigh twice profusely bleeding who were finally successful in absconding with the gold n diamond chain showing open rebuff to over 100 mute DARPOK and selfish locals.

Such tragic incidents are the order of the day in DELHI and the police authorities unfortunately are not able to counter them for the reasons best known to them. It’s really shocking to note that as per the latest statistics published in today’s HT in the last five years there have been a gigantic surge of 413% in cases of chain snatchings in Delhi. According to the latest data from 2013 to October 2017, about 37,557 cases of chain snatchings were registered, four times more than 7,309 cases registered in between 2008 to 2012.

One can just imagine the enhancement of moral amongst criminals commiting chain snatching in such a large number and the sagging morale of the police force to apply effective check on them.

SUNIL NEGI

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