It was just another day for Sukhvir Kaur when she ventured out of her house in Sector 20 for an evening walk on Friday. Wife of Punjab police inspector Jagir Singh who is currently in Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil’s security, Kaur gave a chase to a youth and caught hold of him after he tried to snatch her gold chain.
The accused has been identified Karamjit Singh (25), a resident of Sector 66 in SAS Nagar.
Kaur (51) was coming out of the park along with her friend Gurmeet Kaur at about 7.30 pm when a miscreant came from near Government School, Sector 20-B. The youth pounced on Sukvir and managed to snatch her chain.
Left dumbstruck for a while, she raised an alarm and started chasing the snatcher.
Talking to Hindustan Times, said: “The youth first ran towards the houses and then he turned back seeing some people coming from that side. Passersby also gathered and started chasing him. I ran towards a lane towards the government quarters along with a passerby and we managed to nab the snatcher. The gold chain was in his hand when he was nabbed.”
The youth was then handed over to the police.
“I usually go out for a walk with my husband. But since he was out of the city on Friday I went with my friend. I have been staying in the area for about 20 years now but never faced such a situation,” Sukhvir Kaur added.
“I still cannot come to term with the fact that anyone can dare to pounce at you on the road. At the same time, I pity the parents of the youth who is around 25-year-old,” she further said.
Pertinently, eight cases of snatching have been reported in last seven days. UT inspector general of police (IGP) RP Upadhyaya in the monthly crime meeting on Saturday instructed the station house officers (SHOs) and other staff to be vigilant.
The police chief said the festival season is approaching and therefore efforts should be made to nab the snatchers.