Police claim on night patrolling seemed a hollow promise. Even the posh localities housing senior bureaucrats and senior officials are unguarded and witnessing thin police presence. This had come as a boon in disguise for the thieves who struck as many as above 30 houses in the past three months.
In the recent case, unidentified miscreants struck a house of an IB officer and an officer in Mandi Parishad in posh localities of Vibhuti Khand, taking advantage of lax police patrolling. The Thursday incident had added to the list of theft incidents which took place in past in Vibhuti Khand.
As per reports, Deputy Central Intelligence Officer (DCIO) in Intelligence Bureau (IB), Pawan Srivastava lives in Shanti Vihar in Vibhuti Khand. He is presently posted in Assam. On March 23, his family went to Assam to see Pawan there and the house was locked from inside. On Thursday morning, one his nighbour called him and informed him of the theft. Pawan immediately contacted the Lucknow police officers and also his father in law who lives in Lucknow.
“The thieves made off with a cash of Rs 5,000-6000 only. The jewellery were found intact,” the police spokesman said while adding that Pawan’s father in law himself checked the belongings and informed the police about the same.
In another case in Mandi Parishad Colony in Vibhuti Khand, the miscreants struck the house of Mandi Secretary Santosh Kumar Yadav and decamped with cash and jewellery from the house sometime on Wednesday night. “Yadav is presently posted in Lakhimpur Kheri. His family was out of the city and their domestic help Mohit was at the house. Mohit found the doors of the house lying flung open and found the articles lying strewn,” the police spokesman said.
The sources said posh localities
The sources said lax security and policing in the premium locality of the state capital, one like in Vibhuti Khand is long standing issue. ‘In the past, the burglars had struck at the flats of several offers including a retired IAS officer and of a joint director in agriculture department in the past. “The police did nothing on heightening the security and vigil in the area. This encouraged the thieves,’ they said.
A man was accused of attempting rape on a woman who was all alone at her house in Madioan on Wednesday afternoon. Police accepted the complaint given by woman’s family but doubt her claim.
As per reports, the 32-year-old woman of Madiaon was all alone at her house when her neighbour walked in pretending some work. “As he found me all alone, an evil design crossed his mind and he tried to force self on me. I was scared stiff at his act and pushed him back to save self. He went furious over this and tore my garments,’ the woman stated in her complaint that her family gave to the police. She further stated that the accused thrashed her also. “The residents heard me crying for help and they rushed to the house. The miscreant fled the scene seeing the public reaching the scene,” she alleged.
“We are probing into the allegation. An officer had been assigned the task,” a police spokesman said. He said the initial investigation had revealed that a brawl took place at the house. “The police are investigating the case,’ the spokesman said.
Murder case registered
A case of murder was registered, on Thursday, against a girl and a youth in the Chinhat incident in which a youth Gurupreet Singh had drowned in Indira Canal on Wednesday afternoon. Police are yet to establish if the girl and the suspect youth had any criminal intention. Also the police did not get medical test conducted on the girl and suspect youth to ascertain if they were in sozzled state when they were fished out from the scene on Wednesday afternoon.
The victim was a resident of Subhash Nagar in Alambagh and was famous tattoo artiste. His father Manmeet Singh said Gurupreet was accompanying Amarita Rathore of sector I of Ashiyana on Wednesday afternoon. Later one Sanket Agnihotri accompanied them. “I was told by the police that Gurupreet had drowned in the canal on Wednesday night. When I reached the scene, I found the policemen and divers busy in searching Gurupreet while Amarita and Sanket, of Gomti Nagar, present at the scene. I had apprehension that Amarita and Sanket had hand in the death of my son. It is a case of murder,’ he said.
SHO, Chinhat SK Singh said a case of murder was registered against Amarita and Sanket. “We are investigating the case and probing into the allegation. The named accused persons were yet to be arrested,’ he said.
The SHO said the body of Gurupreet was fished out late in the night on Wednesday. “We registered the case on the complaint at 12.53 am on Thursday,” he said.
Circle Officer, AC Srivastava said Gurupreet was in friendship with Amarita for a long time. “They infact were family friends for a long time. Gurupret is married to another woman, however. They were taking swigs of beer probably at the time the incident took place,’ he said.
About the autopsy reports, the CO said drowning was ascertained as the cause of death in the autopsy report. “The autopsy report did not look suspicious. In the cases of drowning, the findings of the autopsy usually remained same,’ he said. The CO said the police did not get medical test conducted on girl after she was taken out of the canal. “But it was established that they had taken several swigs of beer as several beer cans were recovered from their car,” he said.
When asked if Amarita told the police about the sequence of incident, the CO said the police was quizzing her. “She told us that they were bathing in the canal and later went in the mid of the canal when Gurupreet and they started drowning. She did not remember what happened next,’ he said. The CO said the police was investigating if the accused of Gurupreet murder case had any criminal intention. The police are also investigating the role of Sanket and also the time he reached the Indira Dam.