Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police may claim to have increased their patrolling in the city but its efforts seem to have failed to meet the objective as petty crimes like snatching, thefts, burglaries and robberies continue to haunt the city residents. The Police on the other hand have also claimed to arrest several miscreants involved in snatching and thefts but the recovery ratio of the cases has also been a worry for the police.
70 snatchings in 8 months, only 21 solved
A spurt in snatching has been witnessed in the past few days when around a dozen snatchings were reported in the city in just a week and this trend of rising incidents of snatchings continues.The official data of Chandigarh Police reveals that 70 snatchings have taken place in the first eight months of 2016 but the police could manage to solve only 21 cases among them.
Gold chains, mobile phones and purses the main targets
As incidents of snatchings see no end, a large number of cases continue to be reported concerning snatchings of gold chains, purses and mobile phones by the miscreants.Finding women and old people soft targets, the snatchers make them their prey. In 2016, 70 cases of snatching were reported and in around 50 cases, the miscreants snatched away the ‘gold chains’ from the victims while similarly in 2015, a total 159 cases of snatching were reported and 74 cases were of ‘gold chain’ ‘snatching from the victims.
Spurt in snatchings
In 2014 – 146 snatchings were reported out of which 107 were solved and 39 remained unsolved; in 2015, out of 159 snatchings, 121 were solved while 38 remained unsolved and 2016, out of 70 snatchings, only 21 were solved while 51 remained unsolved
Southern Sectors targeted for vehicle thefts, burglaries Recovery graph low
The police have also been unable to keep a tab on the thefts and burglaries in the city. The rapidly growing menace of vehicle thefts is turning a major headache for the Chandigarh Police as the recovery in the cases is the least as compared to other crimes in the city.
According to the police, as many as 384 cases of vehicle thefts have been reported so far in 2016 and the cops have managed to crack only 86 of them while among the 90 burglaries reported so far till August 17, only 30 have been reportedly solved by the police teams. In 2015, 102 burglaries and 984 thefts were reported in the city, however the maximum number of cases were reported unsolved. In 2014, 817 vehicles were stolen out of which 302 were solved; in 2015, 601 vehicles were stolen and the police could solve only 247 thefts while in 2016, 384 have been stolen so far and only 86 cases were solved
Most murder cases solved, but some in limelight still remain unsolved
The UT policemen have worked hard and have been able to solve most of the murder cases but a few are still go unsolved. The Police data reveals that a total of 17 murders took place in Chandigarh in 2016 and 14 of these were reportedly solved. The police teams are still digging out the clues in the unsolved cases.
JIO manager murder unsolved
Vineet Tehran, 38-year-old Senior Manager with Reliance JIO was brutally murdered by a group of unknown persons near his residence at Mani Majra, Chandigarh on Saturday late night. The victim was hit with an axe more than twice on his head but even after obtaining the CCTV footage of the crime spot, the cops have failed to develop any substantial clue in the case even after two weeks of the murder.
Sippy Sidhu murder Unsolved
The 32-year-old national shooter and Punjab and Haryana advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu alias Sippy was found dead here at the park of Sector 27, Chandigarh on September 20, 2016. Sippy was a corporate advocate and chairman at Law Firm located at Sector 91, Mohali. The Chandigarh Police failed to obtain any clues in the murder and finally the case was handed over to the CBI following shoddy investigation by the UT cops.
Neha Alhawat murder unsolved
The gruesome murder of MBA student Neha Ahlawat remains unsolved by the Chandigarh Police even after five years of the incident. On the night on July 30, 2010, the 21-year-old Neha’s body was recovered from near a taxi stand in Sector 38 (West). A resident of the same locality found Neha in a semi-naked condition. Her post-mortem report specified injuries on her private parts but could not confirm rape. The Crime Branch of Chandigarh Police which has been investigating the case still seems groping in the dark as no vital clues have been obtained by the police teams which can lead to crack the case. In 2014, 24 murders took place and one murder remained unsolved; in 2015, 20 murders took place and one murder remained unsolved; similarly in 2016, 17 murders took place and one case was still nsolved
Transit route for drug peddlers
The city is turning a transit route for the drug peddlers who after receiving the contraband from the drug dealers from other states, supply it further to other states en routing through Chandigarh.Meanwhile, the police sources said that investigation also revealed that the drug peddlers received opium through Rajasthan/Madhya Pradesh and then they would enter Chandigarh through borders of Punjab and Haryana and then further supplyi it to the other major cities and states. Whereas charas which is being obtained usually from Jammu and Kashmir and parts of Himachal Pradesh including Kullu, Manali and Mandi is also supplied to other metropolitan cities such as Goa, Mumbai, Pune etc routing through Chandigarh.
Mostly charas and ganja recovered
The Chandigarh Police have been able to tighten noose around drug peddlers in the city. Till date 84 cases of NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) have been registered in 2016 and the cops have been unable to work out all the 84 cases. Charas and ganja are reported to be most common in supply in Chandigarh. Till July, 20 kilograms of ganja and 16 kilograms of charas have been recovered till June by the city police. In 2014. 137 NDPS cases were found and only one remained unsolved; in 2015, 173 NDPS cases were registered and barringone all cases were solved; in 2016,- 84 NDPS cases were registered and all were solved.
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