Bongaigaon, March 5: Alleged failure of police to control the rising incidents of theft in Bongaigaon district headquarters and its adjoining areas has triggered rage and displeasure among the local people.
A gang of thieves had burgled a mobile phone shop by making a hole in the wall, in the main town and near the North Bongaigaon Police Patrol Post and stole mobile phones worth Rs. 80 to 90 lakhs last night. The owner has already intimated the police at the patrol post about the incident today.
Local people demanded the higher authority of the police to increase patrolling at night and vigil in normal hours at some spots like eastern part of immersion ghat (Motor Gaddah), slum area behind the Swagat nursing home, construction sites of new railway quarters in colony areas and other pockets where movement of suspected persons are noticed.
The district town has already witnessed many cases of theft and burglary in temples, shops and residences of the local people besides the incidents of chain and money snatching in recent past because of which the local citizens have expected strong steps from the police against such crimes so that confidence of the common people on police remain intact.