Panchkula police seem to be in sleep mode. During a recent inspection by commissioner of Ambala-Panchkula police, a station house officer was found missing from duty and sleeping at home, another’s whereabouts were not known and an ASP was found to be unaware of a car-snatching in the area under his jurisdiction.
Ambala-Panchkula commissioner of police (CP) OP Singh inspected the Sector-20 police station on Friday night at around 10.30pm and found only two of 28 personnel on night duty.
“The rest were resting. Some were tired after a day-long lawand-order duty. Earlier in the day, a 26-year-old immigrant had died at the Suncity Housing Project site and a car had been snatched in the area. However, ASP Sumer Pratap, who supervises the police station, knew nothing,” said the commissioner.
The Chandimandir station was next. “Here, the SHO was on patrol duty as per the DDR, but was found sleeping at home,” said the officer. The next stop was the Barwala police post. “The place was stinking, which the duty officer claimed was the effect of anti-fly spray. The in-charge of the police post was in a private vehicle,” said the commissioner.
The Shahzadpur police station in Ambala district was inspected next. “The stench was unbearable as village sewerage was flowing and touching the back wall,” said the CP. “These checks will continue,” he added.