By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: M.S.RajashekharMember Campaign committee KPCChas requestedSri G ParmeshwarHon'ble Home Minister Government of Karnataka to issue direction to Madiwala police as it has not cracked the Jewellery theft case reported in FIR 1687/2015 and police need to recover the stolen Jewellery at the earliest as more than one year has passed andpolice did nothing to recover the Jewellery of several lakh rupees and complainant is stressed and worried. Madiwala police has not cracked the Jewellery theft case of more than 30 Lakhs reported in FIR 1687/2015 dated 07-09-2015 and Despite Jewellery thefts details and photographs were provided by complainant and police lifted several finger prints from the scene of crime and suspect could have been rounded off by telephone records of suspects and tower location and finger prints lifted by Madiwala police and Dog squad reports and recovery could have been made at the earliest.One should not forget that a thorough investigation is the foundation of an efficient criminal justice system. If this gets weakened, edifice of the criminal justice system becomes weak and thus endangers the public peace and tranquility. The purpose of highlighting all these is not to find fault with the Government, but to bring to its notice that some urgent steps are required to bring more credibility to the police system in the State in general and Bengaluru City, in particular.
Police Alerts: Be careful about strangers and keep casual acquaintances at a distance : According to police repors and In the wake of three high-profile double murder cases, wherein victims fell prey to acquaintances, city police are asking citizens to be on their guard while inviting or letting in to their homes even those they are familiar with.Reportedly it is learnt from officers in charge of investigation of the three cases in question, that the assailants were familiar with where the families kept their property inside their homes. In April, an elderly couple was killed in their highly secure building in Fraser Town, Pulakeshinagar, by a plumber, who worked for them. Parvathraj, 61, and his wife Chandrakala, 55, were murdered by Premchand Jain, who often visited the couple at their home to undertake repair work."He learnt how much money they had at home, which subsequently became his motive to kill them," said a Pulakeshinagar police officer.Three months later, a retired employee of the University of Agricultural Sciences, and his wife were stabbed to death at their Kodigehalli bungalow by their son's friend, a cab driver, who was a frequent visitor to their home. The driver, aware of the fact that his friend's parents ran a chit-fund business, killed them after they refused to yield to his demands for money .Last week, two women motherin-law and daughter-in-law were killed at their Vasanthnagar residence, in the heart of the city, by acquaintances of their spouses. A senior police officer said that the man who killed Santoshi Bai, 59, and Lata, 38, had visited their home several times to pledge gold ornaments with their husbands. He knew that the money was kept under the bed in their house. "He was among the many people who went to the victims' home to deposit gold. He also knew much about the routine of the family members," the officer added.The common thread tying all three cases is this: The accused were regular visitors at the victims' homes, before they turned their nemesis. Although easy access to the victims' homes no doubt aided the cause of the killers, police are cautioning citizens against paranoia."Just as people are careful about strangers, they should keep casual acquaintances at a distance. It is good to be social, but if they are familiar with your house, routine and habits, it could prove dangerous," said a senior city police officer.
Madiwala is a busy area. It connects to the Hosur Road, BTM layout among other important locations. There is a great deal of vehicular movement as several vehicles ply in and out of the state through these roads. There have been constant complaints about the lack of security along these roads. Trucks and other heavy vehicles from outside the state move around these roads and residents have often said that there is no control what so ever.The road leading up to the Electronic City at night is ghostly. Leave alone a woman, a man too would not feel safe to travel on these roads at night. Several young women have to travel on these roads as a lot of them do grave yard shifts in call centres based at Electronic City.
Reportedly The data provided discloses that 40 dacoity cases, 285 robbery cases, 338 chain snatching cases, 350 house-break thefts (day), 1,054 house-break thefts (night), 2,343 home thefts, 5,356 motor vehicle thefts and 688 ordinary theft cases have been registered in all the city police stations upto 30.11.2015 from 1.1.2015. Out of this, 34 dacoity cases, 191 robbery cases, 272 chain snatching cases, 146 house-break thefts (day), 425 house-break thefts (night), 708 home thefts, 1580 motor vehicle thefts and 688 ordinary thefts have been detected.
Mr Shiva Kirshna has put up his experience with Madiwala police at https://www.facebook.com/blrcitypolice/posts/536799379688163. He states that "Sir we have a big problem here our complaint no:-1003/2012 dated 13/12/2012 (but actual theft took place on 10/12/2012).This was a big theft of THREE LAP TOPS ,three mobiles and a purse containing money was robbed from our room. The surprising fact was, no one of the official from the madivala police station neither enquired by visiting our place nor contacted or updated about the process till now. Till now we have visited P.S day by day daily the greatest answer we received till now from the officers is " NO TRACE".Even they are not looking our faces.From our side we have done every thing by providing IMEI numbers and MAC ID'S.We got some respect to BCP and also some hope now after reading some quick response stories. We are now requesting BCP to do some thing with this issue and help us.sir it's almost worth of 1.5 lakh property atleast we need some response because we came from different cities to study here and we are not employers.Few years back Though it was reported that Bangalore: South East division police have cracked 111 cases by arresting 37 persons, and recovered valuables worth over Rs 1.16 crore. This includes 36 cases cracked by Mico Layout police station, 23 in Tilaknagar, 15 in Hulimavu, and 16 in Madiwala.It is reported that on 1.12.2015, the Hon'ble Minister of Home, Government of Karnataka, gave a surprise visit to Madivala Police Station and noticed many inadequacies and even assured to take suitable steps at the earliest to set right the deficiencies. This attitude of the Hon'ble Minister will be a step in aid in improving the policing in Bengaluru to a greater extent. Effective law and order situation is an absolute necessity in any welfare society and this helps towards a comprehensive growth in the society. The data provided discloses that 40 dacoity cases, 285 robbery cases, 338 chain snatching cases, 350 house-break thefts (day), 1,054 house-break thefts (night), 2,343 home thefts, 5,356 motor vehicle thefts and 688 ordinary theft cases have been registered in all the city police stations upto 30.11.2015 from 1.1.2015. Out of this, 34 dacoity cases, 191 robbery cases, 272 chain snatching cases, 146 house-break thefts (day), 425 house-break thefts (night), 708 home thefts, 1580 motor vehicle thefts and 688 ordinary thefts have been detected.