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Beware of pick-pocketers during Ganesh festival

Where on one hand, Ganpati festival brings together thousands of people, it also attracts a number of unscrupulous and disturbing elements. The number of thefts, pick-pocketing and harassment incidents goes up significantly during these 10 days.

It is, therefore, advisable for everyone to stay on-guard.

Here are some of the precautions that you can take:

  1. Don’t venture out alone after 9 pm, especially to secluded areas
  2. Do not hang bags on the shoulders while driving
  3. Do not wear gold chains and expensive jewellery when going to crowded places like ganpati mandals
  4. Always be aware of people standing around you and any suspicious behaviour
  5. If you come across any suspicious activity, immediately contact the police on 100
  6. If you are going alone in the night, carry pepper spray or red chilli powder.