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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 12:08 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 12:08 AM (IST)

Akali Dal expresses concern over poor law and order in city

Our Correspondent
Ludhiana, October 11

The law-and-order situation in the city has the Akali Dal worried, which feels that criminal and anti-social elements are running amok and there is no fear of law among them.

In a memorandum submitted to the Police Commissioner here on Thursday, the SAD workers, led by district president and former legislator Ranjit Singh Dhillon, cited more than half a dozen brazen incidents of snatching, firing and day-light robberies and other crimes in various parts of the city during the last 10 days.

“With the crime graph rising and law and order going from bad to worse, people seem to be losing faith in the law-enforcement machinery and there is an element of fear among them,” said the memorandum.

According to Dhillon, while the law and order situation in the city was worrisome, the traffic conditions were still worse with extended traffic jams becoming order of the day. “The traffic policemen deployed for maintaining smooth flow of vehicles on major roads are busy in issuing challans to offenders, which leads to the disruption in traffic movement causing huge inconvenience to people,” said Dhillon.

The Akali Dal urged the police administration to curb the rising criminal activities, solve cases of loot and robberies at the earliest by apprehending those responsible, and increase regular patrolling of vulnerable areas to restore confidence and sense of security among people.

In the absence of Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill, ADCP-2 Kuldeep Sharma received the memorandum from the Akali Dal workers.

Former Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, councillor Garbhajan Singh Dang, SC wing president Kuldeep Singh Khalsa and BJP state general secretary Parveen Bansal were present.


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