The Malihabad police was left stunned by a gang of heavily armed men who carried out four cases of dacoity on Tuesday night in different areas of the town. The dacoities were carried
Best of the police officers, hi-tech policing, best of the infrastructure available and top on the list is the continuous vigil of the top police officer. But many of the crimes taking place in Lucknow are being worked out by police from other districts.
That no wonder obviously doesn’t mean that the Lucknow police have turned good for nothing, but the short comings certainly need to be plugged in. What is worrisome that instead of Lucknow police, UP STF finally cracked the murder mystery of Ritz Restaurant owner Bobby Khanna.
Khanna had barely reached his Mahanagar home along with his daughter, when the miscreants waiting probably for him, opened fire on him. Khanna succumbed to his injuries while the Lucknow police continued to grope to ascertain the motive and the person behind the murder conspiracy.
Despite making efforts, the investigation didn’t yield desired result. Finally it was left with UP STF to work out the case. The STF finally caught hold of the criminals behind the incident in February last.
Similarly, instead of Lucknow police, Agra police succeeded in nabbing the accused who was later identified as Uma Shanker bank dacoity at Chinhat. The dacoity that resulted in killing of the bank guard, took place in November last year at Sarai Shekh locality in Chinhat. .
Interestingly, it was only after Uma Shanker’s arrest that the Lucknow police were able to nab another bank dacoity accused.
List of incidents that took place in Lucknow but were worked out by police of other districts doesn’t end here.
Last year, dacoits struck at three houses at Yogijipuram locality in Jankipuram police station area. In the incident, youth was also killed by the miscreants. However, despite Jankipuram police and crime branch sleuths pressed into investigation, success eluded the police. However, the case was worked out when Siddharthnagar police nabbed a gang of nomadic tribe. The gang members during course of investigation admitted having committed the dacoity in Jankipuram area.
In the same way, miscreants had shot dead a petrol pump owner MV Dwivedi about two years back and had looted him of cash. The Lucknow police had failed to nab the miscreants. However, only a few months back, Faizabad police nabbed a criminal identified as Tiger, who later on admitted to have murdered the petrol pump owner. Later on, the Lucknow police nabbed other miscreants involved in the crime.
With so many cases happening in Lucknow but being worked out by police of other districts, question does arise why despite best of infrastructure, the state capital police have failed to work out the case.
Cases are worked out with cooperation from police of various districts, IG A Satish Ganesh said and added that UP police works as an organisation. Just like criminals don’t have any boundaries, the police too doesn’t have any boundaries. Police of each district cooperates with police of other district. In that case whether the case is worked out by Lucknow police or others, the aim of cops of all the district is same, he concluded.