Published On : Sat, Jun 1st, 2013

Goons “licensed” to snatch gold chains as the crime volcano refuses to calm down

One question the Nagpur citizens are hotly debating is: Should the Army be called to specifically deal with the “expert” chain-snatchers, it appears, have been licensed to commit the crime with impunity and freely whenever they want?

Nagpur News: The volcano of chain-snatching incidents refuses to stop its eruption as more and more, and more women have been becoming victims on regular-basis in Nagpur city. Now, the Orange City citizens are forced to ponder over one question: Have top Nagpur police bosses “licensed” the criminals to indulge in the crime freely?  The fresh incidents of chain-snatchings  have raised a pointed finger towards the “license” aspect, and, adequately, proves, too.

According to police themselves, the first incident of chain-snatching took place when one Jyoti Santosh Mankar (35), a nurse in Indira Gandhi Hospital and a resident Balkrushna Apartments, Laxmi Nagar, Nagpur, after finishing duty was going to home from Bajaj Nagar Square to VRCE Square on Pleasure two-wheeler (MH-31/BG 6514). The criminals, who were ready for the dubious act near Oriental Bank on the same road, rushed towards Jyoti, and before she could grasp the situation, the two goons relieved Jyoti of her” Mangalsutra” and fled with great speed on a black coloured Bajaj Pursar. The act on part of the “expert” criminals cost dearly and incurred a loss of Rs. 25,000. Jyoti lodged a complaint with Ambajhari Police Station. The police, as usual, registered an offence and are searching for the accused.


In the second incident,  one Lalita Vinayak Arvikar (69), a resident of Pande Layout, was going pillion with her son on a Splendor vehicle (MH-31/DT 6338) and they were home-bound at about 10.30 in the night. Suddenly, two youths on a Bajaj Pursar appeared from nowhere at Long Tennis Club in Midas Town, Sneh Nagar, and slapped with great force the 69-year old lady, notably the most cruel act in the collective chain-snatching cases, and grabbed the “Mangalsutra” worth Rs 90,000.

Lalita lodged a complaint with Pratap Nagar Police Station. The police, here also as usual, registered an offence and are searching for the accused.

The Nagpur citizens have got used to read and hear such incidents with killing anguish and a terrible dilemma whether to curse themselves for adorning the costly gold ornaments or surrender meekly to the criminals. The second choice is easy for the helpless citizens as they have no hope from the Nagpur police to help them in any means whatsoever. The Commissioners, whenever  handed over the command of Nagpur, nauseatingly vow to curb the crimes. But the crimes happen, happen, and happen with more vengeance than the bogus tall claims of police bosses.

One question the Nagpur citizens are debating: Should the Army be called to specifically deal with the “expert” chain-snatchers, it appears, have been licensed to commit the crime with impunity and freely whenever they want?

However, in a “surprising” development, two chain-snatchers, would be produced before a court today. The accused, who are natives of Punjab and had come to get trained in JCB driving, instead, indulged in chain-snatching. The accusedSanjog Singh Jogender Singh (21) and Vijay Jeeva Singh Gill (21) had made two women victims of the their “expert” tricks. Thanks Nagpur police for showing some efficiency.