Ludhiana: Known as the Manchester of India, the Ludhiana city is turning as crime capital of the state, which is evident from the fact that the incidents of murder, firing, loot and snatching have become the routine affair in the city. The rise in crime incidents has raised the question mark on the functioning of the police and also haunts the residents. Enquiries conducted by Daily Post reveal that police are failing in solving the major crime cases. Special investigation teams (SITs) have been constituted in some cases however these cases are also lying unsolved.
Some of the recent crime incidents such as an attack on the Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrinwale in which Bhupinder Singh was killed and the killing of Mata Chand Kaur, Head of former Namdhari sect, have virtually brought the role of police and intelligence agencies under scanner. What to speak of other crime cases even the police are clueless regarding the firing incident during the visit of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in November last year. A cop deputed in the security of Deputy CM was hit by stray bullet outside the hotel but the stray bullet remained mystery for the police.
As the local cops failed to trace the case, the investigation was handed over to senior police officials at Chandigarh. Common people, politicians, human rights activists and others are targeting police on social networking sites as a mark of their resentment against the police failure in maintaining law and order in the city. Apart from the unsolved cases, several inquiries were also gathering dust in the official files of the police department.
The long queues of the residents outside the office of Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) apparently shows that the people are not listened to at police stations and they have to knock the door of the senior officials. Moreover, the cases of abetment to suicide and corruption of cops have also ashamed the police department in last few months. No senior police officer could be contacted despite efforts.
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