Rawalpindi: Street crimes in Rawal Town on the rise
RAWALPINDI: The streetlights installed in Rawal Town area have become dysfunctional plunging several union councils into darkness and creating inconvenience for the residents. The residents of union council 35, 34, 33, 37 and 16 complained that the out of order streetlights poses problem for them while the incidents of street crimes have also increased in their areas. Residents complained that with advent of evening the whole area sink into darkness and cause inconvenience for transporters and residents. The residents have demanded of the TMA to repair the out of order streetlights on priority. They demanded of the concerning authorities to put the streetlights system in order. Meanwhile, pickpocket incidents are on rise in vegetable market I-11 due to negligence of the police.
The criminals have devised novel tactics of pick- pocketing and looting the buyers. The popular method being employed by them is that they hit their victim with hand pushed cart. This way the victim falls down and people start gathering around him.
The criminals take advantage of the crowd and deprive not only their victim of the money but a lot of other people also fall to their tricks and return home without bringing vegetable or fruit as their wallets are picked away during pick pocketing spree unleashed by the criminals.
One gang of criminals has resorted to another tact to loot the citizens and traders alike. They make scratches on the mirror of a car or vehicle and enter into a row with the owner of vehicle when the latter reprimands them for causing scratches. One or two members of gang keep the owner of the vehicle engaged in exchange of hot words and the others take away valuables including mobile, purse and other precious things.
“We daily bring incidents of pick pocketing into the notice of the concerned police officers but they don’t register case in these crimes, said a group of traders. “We are now on the receiving end as the citizens have stopped coming into the market for fear of being deprived of their money and valuables, they added. The citizens have demanded immediate crackdown against the elements behind the incidents of pick pocketing.