Owners to get back stolen goods
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.