With Diwali done with, most Amdavadis have their bags packed for the impending vacations. Their homes will remain closed for a long time, and are ideal targets for burglars to strike. Such is the apathy among Amdavadis about their closed homes that it attracts gangs of burglars from other states to strike in Gujarat.
But city police isn’t staying put in such situation. In their endeavour to curb break-ins during Diwali, police stations maintaining logs of those households in their jurisdiction that are closed during the vacation. Residents can call the police and let them know that they are not in town.
To spread awareness about this service, posters are being stuck on notice boards of societies – said RC Pathak, assistant commissioner of police, ‘J’ Division.
Chairman and secretary of many societies have been intimated about the call service,” said Pathak. “Residents simply have to call us and let us know that they are leaving for a holiday,” he added. Strict vigil will be maintained on these residences and a list of the same will be available at the nearest police station.
Police are also cornering regular offenders, who are active during Diwali. As per DCP with Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) – Ahmedabad, Himanshu Shukla, crime branch will sustain the vigil in burglary-prone areas of the city. Most of these sensitive zones are in the western part of the city.
Sources, however, say that it is difficult to nab housebreakers as they strike during Diwali – when people are vacationing and police are a tad relaxed. “Gangs travel from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, to burgle houses in Gujarat. They conduct recce and attack when residents have left for vacations,” said sources.
You can get in touch with your nearest cop station on these numbers...
Satellite: 26861333 Areas: Ramdevnagar crossroads, parts of Jodhpur village
Anandnagar: 26762250 Areas: Prahaladnagar, Shyamal Cross Roads, Jodhpur village
Ellisbridge: 26578202 Areas: Paldi, Ambavadi, Gujarat College area, Parimal Garden, Town Hall
Vastrapur: 26851902 Areas: Rajpath club and area around it, Thaltej, Drive In Road, New IIM Campus, Vastrapur lake area, Mansi Cross Roads, Gurukul
Sola: 27664590 Areas: Sur Dhara Circle area, Chanakyapuri, Ajanta Elora Cross Roads, Science City Road, Parts of Sola roads
Ghatlodia: 27489127 Areas: Ghatlodia, Sattadhar Cross Rods, Bhuyangdev, Lotus Temple, Memnagar village
Naranpura: 27472043 Areas: Parts of Gurukul, Akhbarnagar Circle, Vadaj, Shastrinagar, Usmanpura, Sardar Cross Roads,
Navrangpura 26440698 Navrangpura Bus stand, Cross Roads, CG Road from Swastik Cross Roads to Panchwati Cross Roads CG Road, Law Garden,
Gujarat University: 26305478 Areas: Vijay Cross Roads, Old IIM and around, Panjrapole cross roads, Areas near Gujarat University,
Vejalpur: 26810614 Areas: Vejalpur village, parts of Sarkhej, parts of Juhapura, Vishala Circle, parts of Vasna, Jivraj Park area, Anjali Cinema Cross Roads