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Staff shortage makes dealing with crime a tough task for police

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GUWAHATI, March 7 - Due to acute shortage of manpower, the Chandmari police station is facing difficulties in preventing and detecting crimes in the city.

�Shortage of staff is becoming a major problem in the police station. It has only five sub inspectors (SIs) against 12 sanctioned�posts. There are only seven constables and six homeguards on duty. There is lack of a proper news tracking facility,� a source in the police station said.��

The�PS�has been managing entire emergency services like patrolling, transporting of accused and others with only one vehicle (papa).

All works have been done with the limited resources. The�police�station�receives numerous cases on a daily basis, ranging from theft, rape, dowry, cyber crimes, threatening, torture and protection of child from sexual offences, etc.,� the source added.�

�In last seven days we received more than 10 cases of theft in broad daylight at Gandhi Basti, Pub Sarania, Bhaskar Nagar and among others. Due to the shortage of manpower, it has become difficult for us to deploy police personnel in those areas to prevent the crimes,� officer-in-charge of the Chandmari police station Biswajit Deka said.

�One of the reasons behind the increasing crime graph is negligence by the city residents. More crimes were reported from the rented houses. Moreover, we had come across crimes such as snatching of money, mobile phones and jewellery almost daily in the areas near the railway track. Encroachers built temporary shelter near the tracks and these shelters are hub of criminal activity. I urge the district administration and railway personnel to take action in this regard,� he added. But, they are not alone. All the police stations in the city are facing acute manpower shortage.

�There are shortages of police personnel in every police station of the city. We have written to our higher authority in this regard,� a police source said.

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Staff shortage makes dealing with crime a tough task for police

GUWAHATI, March 7 - Due to acute shortage of manpower, the Chandmari police station is facing difficulties in preventing and detecting crimes in the city.

�Shortage of staff is becoming a major problem in the police station. It has only five sub inspectors (SIs) against 12 sanctioned�posts. There are only seven constables and six homeguards on duty. There is lack of a proper news tracking facility,� a source in the police station said.��

The�PS�has been managing entire emergency services like patrolling, transporting of accused and others with only one vehicle (papa).

All works have been done with the limited resources. The�police�station�receives numerous cases on a daily basis, ranging from theft, rape, dowry, cyber crimes, threatening, torture and protection of child from sexual offences, etc.,� the source added.�

�In last seven days we received more than 10 cases of theft in broad daylight at Gandhi Basti, Pub Sarania, Bhaskar Nagar and among others. Due to the shortage of manpower, it has become difficult for us to deploy police personnel in those areas to prevent the crimes,� officer-in-charge of the Chandmari police station Biswajit Deka said.

�One of the reasons behind the increasing crime graph is negligence by the city residents. More crimes were reported from the rented houses. Moreover, we had come across crimes such as snatching of money, mobile phones and jewellery almost daily in the areas near the railway track. Encroachers built temporary shelter near the tracks and these shelters are hub of criminal activity. I urge the district administration and railway personnel to take action in this regard,� he added. But, they are not alone. All the police stations in the city are facing acute manpower shortage.

�There are shortages of police personnel in every police station of the city. We have written to our higher authority in this regard,� a police source said.

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