Theft cases on increase in Sainik Colony

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 18: The cases of theft are on increase in Sainik Colony area of Jammu.
Few days back one Kushal Singh Manhas, son of Amar Nath Manhas, basically a resident of Doda, now living in Ward Number 69, Sainik Colony, Sector C reported a theft case at Police Post Sainik Colony that took place at his home.
“I was out from my home on October 11, 2022 at about 12:30 pm and returned at about 3:40 pm and found that thieves had decamped with valuable from my home,” Manhas claimed.
He said that when he left house he got the gate locked from outside but still the thieves entered, took out grills of kitchen windows to intrude, after which they broke the lockers of almirahs and took away golden jewellery weighing about seven tolas, costly watches and Rs. 4,000 cash.
“I filed a complaint at police post Sainik Colony and an FIR in that regard was registered there after which police came and took videos and started investigation,” Manhas informed.
Dy.SP Zaheer Khan, SDPO East when contacted said that they have arrested some persons in some theft cases in the area.
He said that the theft cases should be reported to the concerned Police Post after which they check the CCTV footage to arrest the accused persons.
He also said that cops continuously maintain strict vigil of Sainik Colony and other areas and patrolling is also done there on daily basis to stop crime in the area.
“Soon the remaining theft cases will also be solved and the stolen items will be recovered after which the same would be returned to their owners after legal formalities,” Khan maintained.
“We will soon look into the theft cases of Sainik Colony and other areas and will work out all such cases,” he said.
When contacted the JMC Councillor, Gurmeet Kour Randhawa of Ward 69 agreed that there were cases of thefts at some places in her Ward.
She urged upon the police authorities to increase patrolling in the area so that wrong elements in the area might be discouraged.
She asked the residents of her Ward to maintain strict vigil at their ends and install CCTV cameras at their homes and report the suspicious movements of anyone in the area to the nearest police post.