Police fail to make headway in carjacking cases

MOHALI: The police have failed to solve any of the four cases which occurred in the tricity in the past one month.

In the wake of the recent case, the police claimed that lack of coordination among the police departments of the tricity was a major reason behind the failure to nab the criminals, who entered the neighbouring territories after committing the crime.

Blame game has also started among the police departments. “It was a sheer lack of coordination on the part of the neighbouring police department. We sounded an alert immediately after the incident, but the department did not respond,” said a police official.

SP (investigation), police, Varun Sharma, said: “There is a need for the neighbouring police departments to coordinate amongst each other. We informed the neighbouring state‘s police department, but they took time to set up a check post at all possible escape routes.”

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On October 27, an English daily journalist was robbed of his car near the TDI city at midnight on the Airport road in Mohali. He was going home from his workplace when the incident occurred. It has been a month, but the police have failed to make any headway into the case.

Around 11 days later, three armed men snatched a Hyundai i20 car from a TOI woman journalist in on November 8. The Panchkula police suspect involvement of Jalandhar-based gangster in the incident. The police have, however, failed to arrest the accused.

On November 26, a man tried to carjack a woman at gunpoint at Sector 8 in Panchkula. The police failed to arrest the accused.

A senior officer of the Chandigarh police also agreed that there was a lack of coordination.

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