In the backdrop of the growing rate of criminal offenses in Guwahati, Simony Systems and Solutions (SSS) has been the latest prey to a burglary in the city with the company losing atleast 30 laptops worth Rs. 10 lakhs in a theft on July 4, around 2:30 am.
According to the footage of the CCTVs installed in the premises of SSS, the burglars have been identified and the footage has been submitted to the local police station to help them trace the burglars. Also, to the relief of the company, as per the footage, no company staff or officials were involved as is normally suspected.
Instead, fingers have been pointed towards an operative burglar racket in the city. In this case, the robbers seems to have targeted only the laptops as other items in the store were left untouched.
"Every other fortnight there is some form of either petty theft or larceny happening in the city. In my own official locality, it is the 3rd case in the last 6 months. I am sure that it is an organised crime racket which is behind this", alleged Rajesh Agarwala of SSS.
Also, he added that the crime rate in Guwahati had gone down for the past 2 years, but recently, about 6 months back, the city is gradually falling again under organised crime. North East Computer Traders Association (NECTA) is poised to take up this matter shortly with the local administration and a memorandum is under the deliberation stage.
"3 years back, we had a similar kind of rampant situation. NECTA took the initiative in reporting trading difficulties with the local administration which was taken care of. In one instance, NECTA had directly cooperated and helped the police then to trace some miscreants", Agarwala said.
Agarwala is hoping of a forthcoming similar move from the association this time too but is not very optimist about the actions and initiatives taken so far from the police in Guwahati.