The sudden spurt in the crime graph, especially in this week, have put the district police on their toes as Moga has been witnessing loot incidents almost every day since August 18.
Out of the total 10 loots, district police have solved a single robbery case in which a couple was robbed of a Hyundai I-20 car which later turned out to be a concocted story by the complainant Swaran Singh, while police are still clueless in other nine crimes.
The crime spree started when six-seven unidentified persons snatched a Mahindra Pick-up (maxi-truck) along with two buffaloes from Joginder Singh of Kotkapura and his driver Jugraj Singh on gunpoint at village Killi Chahal near Ajitwal on August 18, when they were on the way to deliver animals in Sillo Khurd village.
On August 19, seven miscreants including two girls took a Hyundai I-20 car at gunpoint from a married couple at Lohara Chowk, which later turned out to be a concocted story.
On August 20, four unidentified bike-borne youths fled away after snatching a bag carrying Rs 55,000 from a loan company employee Jeevan Singh in Moga.
On August 21, two unidentified bike-borne youth fled away after snatching Rs 16,000 from a petrol pump employee Vikas, in Ajitwal.
Then in a broad daylight robbery on August 22, three miscreants beat up a man Harvinder Singh and took away his Hyundai I-20 hatchback car in Moga.
On August 23, two unidentified bike-borne youth fled away after snatching a bag carrying Rs 60,000 from a loan company employee Sandeep Singh at Dhudike road in Ajitwal.
On August 24, two unidentified bike-borne youth fled away after snatching Rs 17,000 from a petrol pump employee Kanwaljit Singh in Dharamkot.
On the same day, two unidentified bike-borne youth fled away after snatching mobile phone and Rs 5,000 from a farmer Mohkam Singh in Kot Isse Khan.
On August 25, some unidentified youth posing as police officials robbed a crane driver of 8,500 on a busy Jalandhar-Moga road in Kamalke village.
On the same day, 25 unidentified armed persons after tying three watchmen took away as many as 850 gunny bags filled with 450 quintals wheat from a rice mill godown situated at Badhni Kalan in Moga.
Interestingly, most of the crimes have taken place in broad daylight, raising questions on the working of the police.
“Most of the cops were occupied in recruitment drive but now almost 200 personnel are free and force will be tightened in the district,” said superintendent of police (SP investigation) Amarjit Singh.
“In a recent meeting with the senior superintendent of police (SSP) we discussed rising crime in the district and came up with solutions to bring crime graph down within ten days,” he said.