The Thevara-Kundanoor Bridge seems to have turned a haven for anti-social elements with residents alleging rise in the cases of burglary and chain snatching in the area.
Recently, a resident in the area was attacked on the bridge by a burglar late night. “Such incidents are on the rise. There were cases of chain and purse snatching. A CITU worker and a KSEB official were looted on the bridge. Robbers are on the prowl even at daylight as there was an attempt to rob a women in the daylight,” said the local people.
There are allegations that the police are lax in initiating action against the anti-social elements. “There is a dispute over boundary between South, Maradu and Panagad police stations. Anybody who calls any of the station will be redirected to inform the other station saying it is out of their limit. This is definitely delaying the action,” they said.
A similar dispute has affected the law and order situation at Panangad-Udayathumvathil area too.
Meanwhile, South sub-inspector Gopakumar said they are strictly monitoring the area where the bridge is located. “The bridge comes under the South Police Station limits. We have not yet got any compliant from the residents in this regard. However, we will beef up the security,” he said.