To prevent the series of house break-ins in the city, police have deployed two companies (each with 70 personnel) of Tamil Nadu special police personnel in the past week. Officials said the special police would assist the city police in patrolling and vehicle checking.
Coimbatore city has 15 police stations. Of them, Singanallur, Peelamedu, and Saravanampatti police stations cover comparatively more area than other stations and many house break-ins were reported in these station limits in the past two months.
“A company of special police personnel from the Kovaipudur battalion and another company from the Pochampalli battalion in Krishnagiri district are roped in for preventing crimes. The personnel from Pochampalli are staying in dormitories on the police recruitment school premises here. As of now, 10 special police personnel were allotted to Singanallur, Peelamedu, Saravanampatti, Saibaba Colony, and Rathinapuri police stations each,” a senior police officer said.
Race Course, Kattoor, RS Puram, Big Bazaar, Variety Hall Road, Ramanathapuram, Selvapuram, Podanur, and Kuniyamuthur police stations were allotted five special police personnel. Since the Ukkadam police station limits had not reported any major house break-ins, no additional manpower was provided to the station.
“The special police personnel were working on a shift basis. They are assisting the city police during vehicle checks and beat patrol. After deploying them, the number of house break-ins reported in the city has come down considerably,” the officer said. The Coimbatore City Police have started vehicle checks and combing operations in select areas that come under two police sub-divisions, East and South, to prevent crimes.
G. Stalin, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), said most of the interior and extended areas of the city came under the limits of seven police stations of East and South sub-divisions where crimes involving youngsters were frequently getting reported. “Police personnel will check vehicles driven by youth during the special drives. Vehicles traveled by women and families will not be stopped for checking,” he said.
According to DCP, prevention and detection of crimes such as chain snatching, vehicle theft, robbery, possession of weapons, smuggling of ganja, and banned tobacco products are possible through surprise checks. People should give their support to the Coimbatore city police for this great planning and initiative.
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