In perhaps, a first of its kind event held in the city, the Nagpur police handed over the recovered stolen goods to the owners, who had lodged complaints about the thefts with the respective police stations about the thefts.
At a grand function held on the lawns on the premises of commissionerâ€™s of police office in the city in Civil Lines on Friday evening, 221 complainants and original owners of the goods or commodities were handed over 255 stolen goods collectively worth 84,51,226.
It is also seen as a positive step of the city police of establishing a rapport with the citizens and coming a step closer to them that would help the men in khakis to control and curb crime in the city, besides boosting their image.
Commissioner of police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, who was the chief guest on the occasion, handed over the goods to each of the complainant.
A complainant while speaking to TLN expressed joy and said she never believed that a day would come when she would get back his stolen goods that too at a grand function like this.
The programme was attended by joint commissioner of police Ravindra Kadam, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Zone 1; Vivek Mhasal, DCP Zone II; Chinmay Pandit, DCP Zone III; Rahul Maknikar, DCP Zone IV; Nilesh Bharne, DCP Zone V, Harish Potdar, DCP (Crime); Sambhaji Kadam, DCP (Special Branch); Nirmala Devi, DCP (Economic Offence Wing); Shweta Khedkar, all the assistant commissioners of police, senior police inspectors and a large number of citizens.