JAMUGURIHAT, Dec 22 - There has been a spurt in thefts, robberies and lootings in Jamugurihat and Sootea areas in recent times.
Religious institutions, including satras, naamghars, temples and thaans are often the soft targets of miscreants. The religious institutions are by no means safe from the miscreants here.
It is a matter of great concern that the Jamuguri and Sootea police have not been able to identify or nab the thieves who are on the prowl with impunity.
Two naamghars of Bara Bhuyan in Sootea and Padmapur Naamghar at Karchantala, Jamugurihat, were burgled within a week. Similarly, thieves burgled the historic Naruwa Thaan located just 3 km away from NH-15 in Karchantala under the Jamuguri Police Station on Monday night.
Breaking open five locks, the thieves decamped with a cash amount of Rs 5,000 along with jewellery, alms box, brass utensils, etc. After the locals came to know about the incident in the morning, they informed Jamuguri police. Though police investigation is on, no arrest has been made till the time of filing this report.
Notably, Naruwa Thaan has been shortlisted for the much-hyped �Asom Darshan� scheme, and construction work is under way.