Guwahati Police Issues Alert Following Citywide Chain Snatching Incidents
Within one week, police in Guwahati has received reports of three snatching occurrences. On November 9, bikers held a woman at gunpoint in Tetelia while snatching her chain.
GUWAHATI: Within one week, police in Guwahati has received reports of three snatching occurrences. On November 9, bikers held a woman at gunpoint in Tetelia while snatching her chain. Around 9 am, according to the woman, two motorcycles arrived, threatened her with a gun and stole her chain. She continued, "They revealed the gun when I was waiting for the college bus." She approached the Jalukbari police with a first information report (FIR).
The Guwahati Club area has been the site of a similar incident. On November 7, two miscreants threatened a woman and stole her chain. When she went for a morning walk, she was likewise held at knife-point and threatened. Additionally, a snatching event was reported from Hengrabari.
Ramendra Narayan Kalita, a legislator from Gauhati (West), described the Tetelia stealing episode as disturbing to the media. "Guwahati is under the supervision of the Police Commissionerate, however, the police operations are not carried out correctly. And it appears that there has been some neglect in the area of security when it comes to how people should have been safeguarded. Given that Guwahati is a sizeable city and that a Police Commissionerate has been established, I anticipate that the police will act firmly against the criminals."
Atul Bora, a Dispur MLA, stated that he valued the function of the police in Guwahati in light of recent police performance. "However, in light of recent events, the police need to be more proactive. I also saw these things ten years ago." He further stated that detectives can assist the police. Police will see a reduction in similar incidents if they are successful in two to three cases. The legislature declared the police "should be more accountable."
The Dispur assistant commissioner of police (ACP) stated that a case has been opened at the Dispur police station regarding the event in Hengrabari, but that no suspect has been identified as of yet. The Panbazar ACP stated that investigations into the Guwahati Club incident are still ongoing based on the FIR submitted. The investigation into a man who was detained by police and is suspected in the Tetelia incident, according to Jalukbari ACP, is still ongoing.