Panchkula: The year 2017 has proved to be a horrific start for Panchkula police when it comes for women safety. More than 8 weeks into 2017 and there are 12 rape cases being reported, however the police had dismissed 3 terming them ‘false’.
This year has had a bad start for Panchkula, with a crime incident being reported every three days. It can be concluded that an average of one rape case per week is being reported in the district.
Out of the 9 cases, in a blatant display of lawlessness that underlined a tough job for Panchkula police, a 21-year-old engineering student was abducted from Sector 20 market and then was raped at some secluded place in Sector 27 in the city on January 17 night.
Panchkula police Commissioner, Dr RC Mishra, said, “Women are safe in Panchkula.
We have 25 PCRs, 29 motorcycle riders and 11 check posts put up across the city to ensure safety round the clock. A network of CCTV cameras is also there. The whole commissionerate is under surveillance including all entry and exit points in the city.
There have been nine rape cases this year, and eight have been solved. We are working hard to crack the January 18 rape case.”
“The criminal has gone alert and is lying low. It is not a case of poor law and order.
We have so far interrogated a number of people and teams have been working; we would soon crack the case’’, he added.
Even the National Commission for Women had taken a notice of this case and has been seeking a daily report from Panchkula police on the crime. On January 25, the police released the sketch of accused, but no further headway has been made yet.
Also the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA-2) of Panchkula police on February 20 had recovered the black i 20 car used in the rape case which was robbed by the accused. The car belonged to the victim in which the gruesome crime took place.
Till now, no development in this regard has been made by the local police and teams formed under Special Investigation Team (SIT) have failed to identify the accused and his whereabouts.
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