Mangalore, April 24: A display of properties of the common people recovered by the police was held at the SP office grounds, Mangalore, on Saturday, April 24.
Addressing media persons on the occasion, ADySP Ramesh said that it is the responsibility of the police to catch thieves and return the respective properties belonging to the common people. Through initiatives like these, we want to strengthen the trust and belief of people in the Police Department. Besides, we intend to encourage the personnel who have worked day in and day out to catch the culprits and recover these properties, as well.
He requested the people to cooperate with the police during their investigations.
According to the release stated by the Department on the occasion, properties worth Rs 90,80,400 had been seized between January 2010 to March 2010 out of which properties worth Rs 68,38,000 have been returned to the respective owners. It further states that about 70% of the seized properties have been returned to the owners and the remaining would be returned to concerned parties after the permission from the Court is obtained.
The police department has requested the public to take precautionary methods themselves to check thefts and burglaries. Going by the idea of ‘prevention is better than the cure’, the police department has urged the people to install strongest possible doors and grills. Alertness while dealing with strangers has been prescribed. Besides, it has also advised against keeping of many valuables inside the houses. Cooperation in terms of intimation of suspicious elements, in the process of investigation, and appearance before the Court as witnesses has also been sought by the police.
Cash prizes were given away to police officers for their impressive performances on duty.