Srinagar: In order to avoid and stop theft incidents, police in Srinagar have advised people not to abandon their houses and refrain from keeping valuables in the house.
In some areas of Srinagar city, people claimed that thieves broke into their houses and looted cash and valuables when they were out to attend a marriage function.
To prevent such theft, police have advised people to safeguard their valuables and don’t keep cash and other valuables in the house when nobody remains present in the house.
A top police official told a local news gathering agency that anti-social elements especially burglars keep an eye on those houses which remain locked and where family members go out to attend any function.
“It’s our responsibility to advice people to safeguard their valuables as a preventive measure,” he said adding that people should avail of the facilities of bank lockers, ATMs, debit and credit cards.
The official said that a slight negligence on their part will cost them their hard-earned money and ornaments.
He said people should help the police by cooperating to prevent thefts, especially those that occur during the day.
“People can keep a minimum amount at home since all banks provide facilities such as ATM’s and net banking which can be used for any transaction or transfers. They are reliable and convenient. Also, jewelry must be kept safe in the bank and only those required for daily use can be kept at home,” the official said adding that people should inform the concerned police station if they find suspects roaming in their areas. (KNT)