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Rising crime graph: DGP asks Panchkula cops to crack unsolved cases

In indirect reference for the top brass to be vigilant, Sandhu said if senior officials remain more in field following major incidents, it helps in maintaining pressure on the ground staff and crack cases fast.

punjab Updated: Jun 12, 2017 11:52 IST
HT Correspondent
In Tuesday’s incident, a youth drove off in an Infosys engineer’s Renault Duster from Panchkula’s Sector 20 market.
In Tuesday’s incident, a youth drove off in an Infosys engineer’s Renault Duster from Panchkula’s Sector 20 market.(HT Photo)

Five days after the carjacking incident in Sector 20 market here exposed chinks in the police set up to deal with such cases, Haryana director general of police (DGP) BS Sandhu raised concerns over the rising crime graph in Panchkula and asked the local police officials to crack unsolved cases at the earliest.

In indirect reference for the top brass to be vigilant, Sandhu said if senior officials remain more in field following major incidents, it helps in maintaining pressure on the ground staff and crack cases fast.

The unsolved cases are piling up in Panchkula and latest addition to it is the last Tuesday’s case when a youth drove off an Infosys engineer’s Renault Duster from Panchkula’s busy Sector 20 market at 10.15pm with a five-year-old boy in the back seat.

DGP Sandhu who chaired a meeting of all the top brass of Panchkula police, including all police station heads, said he has asked the DCP office in Panchkula and other districts too to make the list of all such sensational cases, take special interest in solving them and also send regular status report to head office.

Panchkula police commissioner RC Mishra and DCP Ashok Kumar assured positive results in the last week’s matter within a week.

RECENT UNSOLVED CASES IN PANCHKULA
  • Jan 19: An unidentified miscreant allegedly kidnaps a 21-yearold engineering student from Sector 20 and rapes her. No arrest so far
  • May 11: A 39-year-old woman schoolteacher is found dead in her car in Chandimandir with at least 25 stab wounds on her body. No arrest so far
  • June 5: Snatchers chopped off the fingers of HUDA employee when he resisted snatching bid in Sector 5 market. No arrest so far
  • June 6: Youth drove off an Infosys engineer’s four wheeler from Panchkula’s Sector-20 market with a five-year-old boy in the back seat, while the woman jumped out of the vehicle

CITY GETS TOP PRIORITY IN STRENGTHENING MANPOWER

DGP said given the manpower shortage in the state, more than 13,000 recruitments are being done and their induction is expected by April next year.

“Panchkula district will definitely get enough manpower to improve the core job of policing here. The district will also get new police stations, he said. Panchkula police have proposed five new police stations in the district.

CITY TO GET UNIT TO CRACK DRUGS SUPPLY

DGP said the state police are in process of constituting a special task force headed by IG-level officer to crack down on drug supply and one such unit will be set up in Panchkula that will coordinate with the local police.

CENTRAL CONTROL ROOM IN PANCHKULA SOON

Haryana police, he said, will constitute a central control room in Panchkula’s Sector 3 that will be set up in the next 15 months. It will receive calls through number 100 from across Haryana and immediately alert the respective district heads. Every district will also be given two dedicated PCR vehicles under this project.

UNDERAGE DRIVING MAJOR CONCERN

DGP said that underage driving is a major concern. I have directed local police officials to go to schools and colleges after summer vacations and spread the message that the police will book parents if they give vehicles to underage drivers.