Staff Reporter

  • Burglaries during day prompts the police to increase vigilance in residential areas
  • Petty cases to be slapped for dumping garbage

    Thiruvananathapuram: The city police and volunteers drawn from residential associations under the Maithri community policing scheme would jointly conduct day time patrolling in Peroorkada police station limits.

    Three day-time burglaries in the city have prompted the police to increase vigilance in residential areas during daytime. The burglaries were reported from the houses of working couples in Poojappura and Valiathura police station limits. The police suspect that some migrant groups camping in the outskirts of the city were responsible for the break-ins.

    Circle Inspector, Peroorkada, Radhakrishnan Nair said the police have also decided to slap petty cases against persons who "irresponsibly" dump garbage on the side of main thoroughfares and residential areas. The decision was taken on the basis of a demand made by office-bearers of resident's associations, traders and local body representatives.

    The police would also take action against those who block drains illegally and dig roads without the consent of concerned authorities. The CI said there has been a spate of minor accidents, mostly involving two-wheelers, on the Ambalamukku-Peroorkada road, which is in a deteriorated condition. The police have sought the help of the authorities to fill a big pothole at Muttada junction, which is proving to be a road safety hazard.