41% of crimes registered under IPC remain unsolved in P’kula

  • Bhartesh Singh Thakur, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2015 15:32 IST

The workout rate of the Panchkula police presents a dismal picture with about 41% of the crime cases registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) in 2014 in the district remain unsolved.

According to police, as many as 1,592 cases were registered under the IPC last year but only 933 could be worked out, implying 41% of the crime cases remained unsolved and need to be looked into this year as well.

If the cases registered under Arms Act, NDPS Act, Gambling Act, Prevention of Corruption Act, Excise Act, Electricity Act, SC/ST Act are added too, the number of crime cases rises up to 1,840.

In 2013, a total of 1,790 cases were registered under the IPC, and out of them only 995 cases could be worked out, implying 44% of the crimes are yet to be solved. If we also include other acts, the total number of cases will rise to 2,029, but 39% of the crimes still remain unsolved.

Worst performance in solving break-ins, vehicle theft cases

Cops have performed worst when it comes to solving house break-in cases. Out of 233 incidents in 2014, only 56 could be worked out, which implies 76% of the crime cases in this category remain unsolved.

A total of 212 incidents of burglaries were reported in 2013. The motor vehicle theft is another category where police need to pull up their socks.

In 2014, as many as 254 incidents took place but only 75 could be worked out and 70 % crime cases are unsolved.

In 2013, about 328 motor vehicle thefts cases were registered. As far as the incidents of theft are concerned, a total of 357 cases were registered, out of which, only 112 could be solved. It implies that 69 % of the crime cases remain unsolved. In 2013, around 464 thefts cases were registered.

Cheating, forgery low on cop's priority

As many as 70 cases were registered under section 420 (for cheating) of the IPC in 2014 as compare to 96 in 2013, and out of them only 19 could be worked out, which means 73 % of the crime cases are yet to be solved.

As many as 24 cases of forgery were registered but only 10 could be worked out, thereby making 58 % of crime cases unsolved. In 2013, 40 forgery cases were registered.

About 17 property-related cases were registered in 2014 and only six could be worked out, making 65 % of the crime cases unsolved.

Robberies, dacoities

About 13 robberies took place in 2014, out of which, only eight could be solved. In 2013, as many as 21 robberies had taken place and only 11 could be solved.

About seven dacoities had taken place in 2014 and six could be solved. In 2013 too, seven dacoities had taken place but only two could be solved.

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