September 27, 2016 5:04:34 am
Rattled by the rising number of snatchings, vehicle thefts and other heinous crimes, the UT police have constituted three specialised cells to deal only with these crimes. These new cells will be headed by Inspector-level officers who will report to the DSP (Crime).
According to a statement issued by the police, the three cells include an Anti-snatching, Dacoity and Robberies cell, Anti- auto theft squad as well as Anti-homicide, Burglary and other cells. Inspector Amanjot Singh will head the Anti-snatching, Dacoity and Robberies cell, while Inspector Gurmukh Singh will oversee the Anti- auto theft squad. Inspector Malkiat Singh will head the Anti-homicide, Burglary and other heinous crimes cell.
The statement also reads that all the three officers will work independently and will report to the DSP (Crime). The specialised cells, according to the police authorities have been formed as there was a steep increase in the number of snatching and theft incidents in the city this year.
“With the formation of separate cells, the detection rate of snatchings and thefts will increase. The burden will not only be on the police stations. The specialised cells will help in solving the such cases,” said an officer.
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Snatchers and the thieves have taken the UT police for a ride with a steep rise in these crimes this year.
Several unsolved cases related to theft and snatching, prompted senior officials to form these new cells.
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