COPS SEEK AUTO DRIV­ERS’ HELP TO CURB CRIMES

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - HTC

NAVI MUM­BAI: Alarmed by the in­creas­ing in­stances of chain snatch­ing, robbery, theft and bur­glary, the Kamothe po­lice in a meet­ing on Sun­day sought co­op­er­a­tion from auto driv­ers to curb crimes.

Around 70 driv­ers from the area par­tic­i­pated in the aware­ness meet­ing where var­i­ous ways to pre­vent such crimes were dis­cussed in de­tail. “We want to in­crease vig­i­lance in the city for the safety of the res­i­dents. We are seek­ing co­op­er­a­tion from auto driv­ers. It al­ways helps when peo­ple from all walks of life work as our ears and eyes,” a po­lice of­fi­cer ex­plained.

“The rick­shaw driv­ers ferry peo­ple through­out the day, and they are fa­mil­iar with many lo­cal res­i­dents of a spe­cific area. So, they can learn eas­ily when some sus­pi­cious peo­ple come to the city for the first time,” said Ma­mata D’souza, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of the Kamothe po­lice sta­tion.

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