Cops clueless on missing wireless sets

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala:
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2014 20:03 IST

Even after lapse of 25 days of missing of around 20 wireless sets of the police department, the special investigation unit (SIU) set by Kangra district police to probe the case is yet to get any major breakthrough.
“So far, there is no major breakthrough in the case and investigations are going on,” said a senior district police official.

The walky-talky that were to be used for security during India-West Indies one day international match held at Dharamsala, were allegedly stolen by unidentified people while being brought from Kullu on October 11.
The SIU in the initial investigation had had detected serious lapses on the part of cops, who were assigned the task to transport the high frequency walky-talky from Kullu to Dharamsala.

After wireless sets went missing from the Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus, director general of police Sanjay Kumar assigned probe to inspector general of police - communication and technical services SZH Zaidi.
The probe indicted assistant sub-inspector Virender Singh and constable Amit Kumar for serious lapses on their parts.
The police, findings reveal that the two cops, instead of packing the wireless sets in steel trunks, had used empty cardboard boxes of liquor brands for the transportation.

It was also revealed that Singh had got down at Mandi town and asked Kumar to handover the wireless sets to the wireless organisation in Dharamssala.

When the bus reached Palampur, two cardboard cases of the wireless sets went missing. The two cops, instead of immediately reporting the matter to their seniors, began the search on their own. The missing report was filed at Palampur police station on evening of October 11. Police had already suspended the two cops.

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