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Police go tech savvy to crack kidnapping case

To crack the carjacking and kidnapping case of noted businessman Sant Singh, the police have sought help from the general public through social networking sites.

punjab Updated: Apr 15, 2012 14:50 IST
HT Live Correspondent

To crack the carjacking and kidnapping case of noted businessman Sant Singh, the police have sought help from the general public through social networking sites.

Three miscreants had allegedly kidnapped Sant Singh, 81, in his Mohindra Logan car from the Ferozepur road in broad daylight on Thursday. Later, they dropped Singh near Jagraon and fled with the car.

The Sarabha Nagar police had registered a case against the unidentified miscreants on the complaint of Singh's driver Jaswinder Singh, alias, Jassi.

Soon after the incident, the police had put all details regarding the incident, including the car number and its make, on its official page on Facebook, appealing the people to inform the police if they have any information in this connection. The appeal came with an assurance that the police would guard the informers' identity.

To avail maximum possible support from the public, the police have shared the message on other networking sites as well. At present, around 6,000 people are connected with the Ludhiana police through Facebook.

Sub-inspector Manjit Singh says the case hasn't progressed as yet. However, the police are still suspecting the involvement of driver Jaswinder Singh in this regard.

This is not the first time that the Ludhiana police have resorted to a social networking site to get information. Earlier, they had reportedly posted the pictures of gangster Jagrup Singh, alias, Ruby, seeking information regarding his whereabouts.

Cops get CCTV footage
The police have found the footage of the incident recorded in CCTV camera installed at the Laxmi filling station. However, the recording is vague. The carjackers can be seen in the recording, but their faces are not clear. The police have sought the help of the IT dept.