HYDERABAD:Cops are known to be tough while dealing with speedsters and bike racers. But Cyberabad police are now taking a leaf out of the bad guys book to take on chain snatchers. With chain snatchers ruling the streets of Hyderabad striking terror among the women, the police are busy improving their racing skills to curb the menace.
It is said that villains, crooks and gangsters operating outside the realm of law can provide lessons of nimbleness.
To catch a thief, one has to behave like one and it seems Cyberabad police have taken the saying a bit serious this time around.
Taking a cue from the Bollywood flick Dhoom, Cyberabad police has formed anti-snatching teams and have turned rockers, testing their countersteering skills to take on the villains.
The teams will challenge the racing skills of the offenders, negotiating the circuitous lanes and bylanes of the city. They may even open fire at the offenders as they would be armed with 9mm pistols.
The spate of chain snatching incidents in the city has terrorised women so much that many are afraid to step out of their houses wearing gold ornaments, now-a-days.
Determined to contain the menace, Cyberabad police have formed as many as 60 anti-snatching teams, drawing personnel from the Armed Reserve (AR) and law and order department.
Police officials told Express that each of the 60 teams would comprise two members who would get trained in bike riding by a professional racer. The teams are also undergoing weapons training to sharpen their shooting skills.
Cyberabad police commissioner C V Anand convened a meeting of the team members and imparted lessons on identifying offenders, chasing a fleeing criminal and use of force including opening fire on the offender.
Assistant commissioner of police B Kistaiah told Express that they have hired Irfan, a professional racer, to train the anti snatching teams.