Amritsar, August 23
Concerned over the rising snatching incidents, the police have come up with a new idea to nail snatchers. They make women cops in civvies roam in streets holding mobile phones to lure snatchers. The moment anti-social elements target them, a police team wandering nearby springs into action to nab them.
Recently, the police caught a snatcher, identified as Lovepreet Singh, alias Love, a resident of Lal quarters in C-block of Ranjit Avenue.
Sub-Inspector Robin Hans, who is also the investigating officer, said, “Constable Mandeep Kaur was asked to roam in the area in civil dress using her phone.
The moment she reached near a newspaper office at Ranjit Avenue, the accused riding a motorcycle without a number plate came from behind and tried to snatch her mobile. The police nabbed him when he was trying to flee.”
Meanwhile, armed robbers looted Rs 42,000 from a local resident, identified as Surinder Dhawan, recently. He told the police that he was returning home from his job when three youths came on a motorcycle (PB-06-S-0443) and snatched his bag containing cash and some documents. He identified one of the accused as Ashish of Kirpal Colony, located on the Majitha road. A case was registered. Raids are on to arrest him and his unidentified accomplices.
In another incident, three armed persons, identified as Major Singh, Harbhej Singh and Tarsem Singh, all residents of Mohania Kohara village, robbed Saroop Singh of Behrampur, UP, near Fatehgarh Shukarchak village. The Kamboh police have registered a case against the accused, who are yet to be arrested.