Crime review meeting: Panchkula police chief pulls up juniors

  • Bhartesh Singh Thakur, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Nov 18, 2015 10:16 IST

The commissioner of police, Ambala-Panchkula, OP Singh, came down heavily on all four investigating units of the Panchkula police over pending unsolved cases of the district in the fortnightly crime review meeting held here on Tuesday.

The Panchkula police have crime investigation agency (CIA-1), CIA-2, crime staff-1 and crime staff-2 having around 60 police personnel.

Singh questioned the in-charges of the units on unsolved cases of robbery in a house where `65,000 and gold ornaments were looted from a woman at knifepoint, carjacking incident wherein an i20 car was snatched from a woman, Sachin Kochar murder case wherein the body of the victim was dumped in the Kaushalaya dam reservoir and another case wherein a burnt body was recovered from Barwala.

He also expressed his displeasure on the working of inspector Arvind, who is heading the CIA-2 as he worked on just two cases with two arrests.

Talking to HT, Singh said the crime solving rate had improved significantly in the district with the formation of four investigating units and we would soon solve the pending cases. “We are after 60 hardcore criminals and the investigating units had been given the task to nab them. They are profit driven criminals and not psychopaths,” he said.

Man-to-man marking

Singh said in the past five years, 184 people, who are staying in Panchkula, had been released from the jail after serving their term. “These are those people who were jailed for violent crimes. In our approach of man-to-man marking, the patrolling parties would keep a tab on them in multi-level engagements,” he said.

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