Real News Agency
Jammu, Nov 10: Despite being awarded ISO certificate for its marvelous records, Reasi police has become subject of doubtfulness. People are raising finger upon the non-serious professionalism of the police due to broad day light thefts in the area. For the last two months about five theft incidents occurred including two major thefts in the houses of two teachers. Victims of thefts are disheartened and allege that police is not doing their job seriously.
On one hand civil society, government and human rights watcher are appreciating police department for bringing the graph of crime to lowest ebb and on the other public in Reasi are looking at police with dubious sight. On September 7 Saturday mid day at about 12:30 unknown people entered in the house of a teacher Sudershan Kumar and stole nearly 13 tolas golden ornaments. About 25,000 cash and a wrist watch grossly amounting to Rs 3 lakh. Matter was reported to police and FIR lodged. Only a week after another theft in a Muslim house in neighborhood took place. Few days after a shop was robbed and at a span of exactly two months another teacher Om Praksh’s house was looted wherein more that Rs 4 lakh jewelry theft was reported and FIR registered. But till date no clue has been traced.
“We were out on duty theft occurred. We reported to police and till now nothing has been done. Police return us by saying that they are trying there level best” said victim Sudershan Kumar and asked that how long he will have to wait for recovery? He said that LPG cylinders, mobile sets and miscellaneous thefts are the routine of the day here but looting hard earned property is shocking for families, he added.
When contacted Station House Officer (SHO) Divinder Gupta informed that police has nabbed several suspects and investigated from them. As two suspects are still under interrogation and more are being picked up for questioning. “If victims suspect us they should come and stay with us to monitor our working besides if they have suspension on anybody they must convey and we will take cognizance” he said and added that police is doing its job under the set norms and hopefully culprits should be brought to book. He said earlier close relative of Sudershan was DSP and investigated the case for more than 15 days himself.
Another victim, Om Praksh said that if they knew the culprit why they should have filed FIR, they might have solved the case at their own instead. Expressing dissatisfaction with the improper investigation being done by police, he said that arresting and leaving suspects can not be helpful. Looking on reliability of Jammu and Kashmir police for the last few years commoners have developed faith upon them and expect more in less time. It is better to leave the affairs on police so that they could solve the cases in the largest interest of public, a senior police official said on the conditions of anonymity.