Own­ers to get back stolen goods

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Navi Mum­bai po­lice will re­turn valu­ables worth Rs3.08 crore that they re­cov­ered from crim­i­nals in the past few months to their own­ers on Fri­day.

Over 60 peo­ple from dif­fer­ent parts of the city zone (II) are ex­pect­ing to get back their valu­ables they had lost to thieves, rob­bers and bur­glars.

Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner He­mant Na­grale him­self will re­turn the valu­ables to the own­ers at the event, which has been or­gan­ised at Shree ban­quet hall at sec­tor 1 in New Pan­vel.

Sources from Navi Mum­bai po­lice said the po­lice re­cov­ered these valu­ables by de­tect­ing mainly three types of crimeschain snatch­ing, bur­glary and ve­hi­cle theft.

“Af­ter we re­cov­ered the valu­ables from the ac­cused, we called the peo­ple who had reg­is­tered such cases with dif­fer­ent po­lice sta­tions in the past few months. Those com­plainants iden­ti­fied their ar­ti­cles. In the to­mor­row’s pro­gramme we will for­mally hand over the ar­ti­cles to their re­spec­tive own­ers,” said a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer.

He said, “We have re­cov­ered many other ve­hi­cles, jew­ellery and other ar­ti­cles in the past three to four months. How­ever, we are re­turn­ing those to the own­ers to­mor­row as we are yet to re­ceive the court’s per­mis­sion for the same.”

This is first pro­gramme this year in the city, in which the po­lice will re­turn such a huge amount of valu­ables to their own­ers af­ter seiz­ing them from the ac­cused.

“More such pro­grammes will be con­ducted at the other parts of the city at a later stage,” said a crime branch of­fi­cer.

The po­lice have solved 27 out of 49 chain snatch­ing cases reg­is­tered in the first six months of this year. As far as bur­glary is con­cerned, 116 out of 245 cases were de­tected dur­ing this time.

The de­tec­tion rate of ve­hi­cle theft in the city, is how­ever, not so im­pres­sive. As many as 352 ve­hi­cles were stolen from Navi Mum­bai be­tween Jan­uary and June this year. How­ever, the city po­lice man­aged to re­cover only 83 of them.

“Peo­ple get emo­tional when they get back their cher­ished valu­ables which were stolen or robbed by the crim­i­nals. Some of them lose hope of ever get­ting them back,” a crime branch of­fi­cer said.

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