In view of growing crime rate in Jammu, police Monday asked people to report anything that arouses suspicion and also provide information about their tenants and domestic helps for vetting.
Superintendent of Police (City North) Vinod Kumar also asked traders to install CCTV cameras with night vision outside their businesses to keep a watch on the people moving around, news agency PTI reported.
“We request people to report any suspicious movement in their areas and also provide information about their tenants and domestic help so that their credentials can be cross- checked,” Kumar told reporters in Jammu.
The officer said patrolling has been intensified to check criminal activities, but asked people to come forward too.
Asked about a recent case of burglary at a shop in the heart of the city that was robbed of mobile phones worth nearly Rs 13 lakh, Kumar said, “the investigation is going on in right direction.” He added that with the help of CCTV footage, the faces of the culprits have been revealed and they would be brought to books soon.
Kumar said 120 missing mobile phones were recovered from different parts of the city over the past couple of months with help from the cybercrime cell.
A total of over 500 such phones were recovered over the past one year, the officer said.
Kumar, however, said no one has been arrested in connection with these thefts so far.