Despite repeated incidents of policemen being injured in hit and run cases while doing duty,Chandigarh Police is adopting a non-serious attitude in arresting the accused. The cops have not even cared to identify the jeep driver who hit a PCR assistant sub-inspector when he tried to stop him at a check point in the wee hours of Wednesday.
In a similar incident which took place on May 7,the police have not been able to arrest the accused. On Wednesday at around 1 am,ASI Avatar Singh,who is posted with the PCR staff,was injured when he tried to stop a jeep. The jeep,which was coming from the Manimajra side,jumped the red light at the TPT light Point,Sector 26. When Avtar signalled the driver to stop,he accelerated and sped from the spot,hitting the ASI. Singh was injured and had to be admitted to GMSH-16. The IO has the jeeps registration number but has failed to ascertain the identity of the owner,leave alone arrest him. When Newsline contacted the IO,he claimed he would be sending a team to arrest the accused.
In the May 7 case,an SUV with a Delhi registration number hit Traffic Constable Baldev Raj when he signalled it to stop for tinted film violation at the Sector 24/ 25 light point. The SUV ownership has been confirmed to a Delhi travel firm but the cop sent to arrest the accused failed to do so.
The situation is not the same in all cases. If a cop deployed with a senior officer is involved,the case moves fast and the charges against the accused are also more serious. This was evident when a cop with the UT SSPs security team was injured while trying to stop a BMW driver from teasing some girls. All the accused were arrested within hours on charges of attempt to murder.