Unhappy with the local police for not registering a separate first information report (FIR) in a snatching case, which took place a few days ago, the victim, a senior citizen from Delhi, has written to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking his intervention into the matter.
In her letter to the chief minister, snatching victim Harbans Kaur claimed that she had come to Amritsar on June 20 with her son and when they were heading to Harmandar Sahib, two motorcycle-borne people sped away after snatching her purse near Bhandari Bridge. The purse contained cash and jewellery amounting to Rs 2.5 lakh.
Kaur said after the snatching, they went to the Circuit House police chowki and gave a written complaint with the details of the incident.
"The policemen on duty recorded the complaint in the register and told us that the case will be attached with the FIR of another similar case, which was reported 11 days ago under the Civil Lines police station area," she said.
"I requested police that since the loss was huge, a separate FIR should be registered. Even an email was sent in this regard to the Amritsar police, but to no avail," Kaur added.
There are clear instructions that whenever there is a complaint, police must register an FIR first and then start investigations. "The policy of the Amritsar police of merging cases is not correct," the victim said.
She added that she wasn't provided with the details of the FIR in which her case was merged. "I am shattered as I feel that getting an FIR registered was my right."
The Delhi resident, in the letter, has requested the chief minister to order police register a separate case, besides asking them to probe the matter so that her belongings can be returned.