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Crime on the rise,cops intensify house-to-house searches

Over the last month,two incidents of robbery and murder have taken place in the posh area of Sector-7,in which senior citizens were targeted,forcing the police to carry out house-to-house searches

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: September 2, 2013 3:31 am

In the wake of rising crime incidents in the city,the police is intensifying the house-to-house searches to find out any tenants and domestic servants with past criminal records,with directions being issued by the police top brass asking station house officers (SHO) to ensure a data base that also carries photographs of domestic servants and tenants. The police,in fact,is expanding its exercise of maintaining an updated list of house inmates with data being also collected on the senior citizens residing in the city,to spot houses that could be vulnerable to crimes.

Over the last month,two incidents of robbery and murder have taken place in the posh area of Sector-7,in which senior citizens were targeted,forcing the police to carry out house-to-house searches. Directions have been issued by the Police Commissioner,Panchkula-Ambala range,Rajbir Deswal,to the SHOs,asking them to ensure that a data base of people,with their photographs,is maintained at the police stations.

The house-to-house search that was started in the city earlier from Sector 7,has now been extended to the areas of Pinjore and Kalka,officials said.

Commissioner Deswal said that updated list of the domestic servants and tenants will help check crime.

Among the list of people residing in the city who are from outside the state,the police will send their names and addresses to their respective states as part of the verification,officials said. For the job of verification,the police have deployed women personnel from the rapid action force for carrying out the searches and punitive action is likely to follow after the it is completed.

The searches and the preparation of updated data base have been taken for crime control and is in continuation of police’s surveillance job,in which it earlier set up regular foot patrols in the city,and even deployed personnel for random checking on the roads.

Officials said that such a survey will be essential in the areas of Indra colony,Budanpur,Rajiv Colony and Rally,where the incidents of crime are relatively higher.

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