Police give safety lessons to residents
NAVI MUMBAI: As a part of the Raising Day celebrations, the Navi Mumbai police have been conducting meetings with members of different housing societies, senior citizens as well as school and college students to sensitise them about the common crimes that took place in last one year.
One such meeting, held at Kopar Khairane police station on Wednesday, was attended by over 300 residents and local activists of the area. Issues related to seven crimes— bank fraud, child abuse, vehicle theft, burglary, chain snatching, cheating and cybercrime— were discussed in the meeting. Residents were also given advisories to take preventive measures to avoid such incidents.
“A majority of these crimes have been detected so far but
it is not possible to reduce the same unless precautionary measures are taken,” said Satish Gaikward, senior inspector of Kopar Khairane police station.
“We are trying to create awareness about these crimes through
the advisories. In the first advisory, we have written what the residents should do to avert probable bank frauds, how they will get to know if there is any skimmer in the ATM machines and why a credit or debit card should be swiped in front of the owner and so on,” he said.
Another meeting was held for the senior citizens at Sanpada on Tuesday. “Several senior citizens’ associations had approached us and shared their views on security in the past six months. Many of them even don’t know the helpline number (18002002122) the police have introduced,” said Suresh Mengade, deputy commissioner of police (special branch).
“The senior citizens are left at home either alone or with domestic helps,” he said.
“There are several instances, wherein the security guards turned into robbers, molesters and murderers. We suggest to submit photo identities and proof of address of the security guards and domestic help at the nearest police station,” said a police officer.
Senior citizens and residents at Sanpada attend a meeting called by police officials at Sanpada on Tuesday.