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Bike lifting mece in Jorhat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


JORHAT, April 21: Bike lifters succeeded in stealing two bikes, one from Atiliagaon and the other from the campus of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, during office hours on April 20. Additiolly, bike lifters lifted another bike from the Digambarchuk area of the city at 9 am on Tuesday morning. In separate FIRs filed by the aggrieved parties, the first complaint Anda Saikia, an employee of the Jorhat Irrigation Department stated that his Hero Honda CD Deluxe (AS 03 D 5821) was stolen from just in front of the house of Prakash Dutta’s house at Atiligaon when Anda Saikia had gone to open the gates with the ignition on. In his FIR Saikia stated that the bike lifter was perhaps hiding near the house and taking advantage of the situation fled with his bike. In the other incident, one Discover 125 bike (AS 03 L 6236) was stolen from the campus of the CJM court in Jorhat at around 4 pm in the evening. Notably the place from where the bike was stolen is an area often visited by scores of policemen on official duty. Bike lifters dealt another blow to Jorhat Police when they successfully lifted a Super Splendor Bike bearing registration number AS-03 N 7873, belonging to Surjya Prakash Sharma from the campus of his rented house at Digambarchuk at 9 am on Tuesday. Surjya Sharma in his FIR has stated about the bike was stolen from inside the campus of the house belonging to Hanifa Begum.

These incidents have shocked the people who are raising questions on the credibility and functioning of the police force in Jorhat under Superintendent of Police Amanjeet Kaur. People are questioning the functioning of the SP who has of late initiated many measures like Jorhat Police Website launch and Dial 100 project to keep crime at bay and for immediate reporting of crime and coordition through GPS. But question is whether these high-tech measures are reaching the common people. No doubt the thieves have shown exemplary guts in taking on the police!

The Jorhat police have of late been successful in bbing masterminds, key contacts and linkmen involved in the vehicle-lifting racket based on specific information. But they have failed when it comes to chasing over speeding bikes and four wheelers with their old Maruti Gypsy cars and Mahindra Jeeps. Despite being technologically sound, Jorhat police have failed on the logistics front which can be mostly attributed to the alleged negligent attitude of the top brass of the organization, lacking vision and far-sightedness in modernizing the police force by providing better infrastructure and the best of the latest mobile intercepting vehicles and bikes as available with other State police forces like that of Meghalaya and Tamil du.

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