OPINION-SHRUTI KIDNAPPING: Let it be a test case to know the working of the police force
Author(s): Harish K. MongaShruti, a 15-year-old girl, a class X student was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint from Faridkot on September 24, 2012 in full public view one Nishan Singh and his accomplice. Fifteen out of seventeen accursed...
Shruti, a 15-year-old girl, a class X student was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint from Faridkot on September 24, 2012 in full public view one Nishan Singh and his accomplice.
Fifteen out of seventeen accursed in the case have been arrested.
Shruti has now been sent to Nari Niketan at Jalandhar and the trustees feel counselling is required for her, as she was a minor.
No doubt, the Punjab Police recovered the girl from Goa and arrested kidnapper but the whole incident has raised a number of questions.
The daring kidnapping of the girl infront of her parents and slow investigation on the part of the police, had led to lot of speculations.
To safeguard the interests of the people and image of the police depends upon the investigation by the police in a particular case.
It was only the agitation by the local citizens and pressure from the Opposition that made the ruling heads of the government to realise as to how much damage was causing to the image of the government
One thing is clear that the police to maintain its image was deliberately concocting the different stories and thus the unprofessional attitude of the police had raised a number of questions which need to be answered.
The restoration of the image of the police could only be possible, if all those who are behind the curtain in delaying the investigation and Shruti case should be taken as a test case to know the working of the police force in the state.