GUWAHATI, Dec 1 - Residents of the Kahilipara Adarshapur Bylane-4 have alleged frequent incidents of burglary and similar crimes in their locality. Such incidents have made the people of the locality feel insecure even in the daytime, they complained at a police-public meeting held at the Gurucharan Bhawan on November 29.
At the meeting, the residents of the locality presented their views on the growing incidents of burglary in their locality and its surrounding areas, before officials of the Assam Police Department. The meeting was coordinated by Dhrubajyoti Sarma, a local youth, stated a press release here today.
The residents, who included IPS officer (retired) Akhil Nath, Hemanta Sarma, Lakhi Ram Bora, Ajit Rabha, PK Bezbaruah, Dr Dulal Kalita, Puspa Dutta, Nilamoni Kalita, Girish Bania, GK Malakar, Ranjit Mahanta, Nilima Sarma, Sangita Sarma, Popymoni Sarma, Bimala Devi, Moonmi Kalita, Hemaprava Sarma and Debajit Sarma, among others, expressed their anguish over such incidents, while speaking at the meeting.
Some of them told the police officials that they are so apprehensive that they move around with stones in their pockets for self-defence. Almost all the residents who spoke on the occasion expressed their dissatisfaction with the delay in the arrival of the police at the places of occurrence.
At the meeting, it was also observed that the Bhagadatapur Outpost lacks sufficient manpower, proper infrastructure, despite the outpost being located at a close distance from the residence of the State Director General of Police. This is a mockery of the high decibel publicity about the ongoing modernisation drive of the State Police Department, observed the residents.
The residents called for urgent steps to ensure round-the-clock police patrolling and regular checks in the interior areas of the locality.
Both the sides � the local residents and the representatives from the Police Department � agreed to form an Unnayan Samiti to look into the aspects connected with police-public relations, said the press release.