A complete of 91 incidents of snatching and 19 robberies occurred within the nationwide capital through the lockdown from April 21 to 28 as per knowledge from the Delhi Police, The Indian The Press Reporter has discovered.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had introduced a week-long lockdown on April 19. It was prolonged for one more week – till 5 am on Could 3.
As per knowledge, eight incidents of snatching and 4 of theft occurred on April 21; three snatching and three theft incidents have been reported on April 22; 9 snatching and one theft on April 23; 14 snatching and two theft incidents on April 24; 12 snatching and two theft incidents occurred on April 25; 18 snatching and 4 theft incidents on April 26; eight incidents of snatching and two robberies have been reported on April 27; and one theft and 19 snatching incidents on April 28.
In accordance with police, at the very least 18-20 snatching circumstances have been reported on daily basis in Delhi, with a number of others going unreported. A couple of years in the past, former police chief B S Bassi had directed personnel to not ignore snatching circumstances and to register them below sections of theft.
“To implement the lockdown, police personnel are working around the clock and have additionally made heavy safety preparations. They’ve been requested by their DCPs to verify all autos and never enable any pointless motion. However after the oxygen disaster in most hospitals, most personnel have been working from one oxygen plant to a different simply to assist them,” a senior police officer stated, including that they’ve solved a number of circumstances of theft and snatching and are retaining a tab on the actions of a number of accused who’ve been launched from jail.
Not too long ago, a video convention was known as by Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava with all DCPs, ACPs and SHOs, the place he advised them that whereas they’ve carried out 85% of the lockdown, they need to work in the direction of implementing it in full.