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SUV stolen under the nose of Pulibor police

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, March 15: Taking advantage of the police being busy looking after the security of the Chief Minister during his Jorhat visit, car lifters on the wee hours of Sunday morning at around 3 am stole a Mahindra Bolero Pickup van from just in front of the Pulibor Outpost. Notably the Jorhat district has seen a rise in the number of cases related to motor vehicles stolen from the residences of the vehicle owners by breaking open the gates and collapsible gates of the garages and even lifting of bikes from parked areas. But never had an incident been reported of a vehicle stolen from right under the nose of the police.

Talking to The Sentinel, Superintendent of Police, Amanjeet Kaur said, “I have been informed about the stolen vehicle and our investigation is on. The Officer-in-Charge of the Pulibor Outpost is following a trail and though it is yet to be confirmed but initial reports indicate that the vehicle has been recovered and is being brought back to Jorhat.”

Just six days ago the Pulibor Police under Officer-in-Charge Hrishikesh Hazarika had bbed a dreaded gang of four car lifters, mely Ranjit Das of Jakhalabandha, Rajib Das of Borpothar, Santosh Terang of Dimapur and Sahabuddin Haque of Lanka, when they were trying to run away with a Maruti Alto car. The arrest was believed to be a great success especially after the car lifters disclosed their modus operandi. But today’s incident has once again exposed the loopholes in effective policing that has miserably failed to contain the rising cases of vehicular thefts and bike lifting. A statistical crime graph shows that a mix match of 168 vehicles in 2012, 190 in 2013 and another 168 in 2014 were stolen in Jorhat, which on an average amounts to one vehicle lifted every altertive day.

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