Oppn cries foul over rise in crime in Haryana

Opposition parties in Haryana alleged a complete breakdown of the state`s law and order machinery in the wake of three recent murders.

Chandigarh: Opposition parties in Haryana
have alleged a complete breakdown of the state`s law and order
machinery in the wake of three recent murders, including the
killing of an infant and dumping her body in a tandoor.

"There has been a complete breakdown of law and order
machinery in the state under the present regime. Incidents of
murder, rape, loot and kidnapping have become the order of the
day," Ajay Singh Chautala, INLD Secretary General, said.

He accused the authorities of adopting a lenient
attitude in bringing culprits to justice in particular cases
and asked why those whose names have cropped up in the case
not been arrested so far.

State BJP chief Krishan Pal Gujjar claimed, "The sense
of insecurity among the common masses was growing by the day.

The crime graph has been rising steadily and the authorities
seem to have failed to tackle the situation."

They referred to Saturday`s incident in which an
elderly woman was burnt alive in Guldera village of
Kurukshetra district for tilling a piece of panchayat land
allegedly against the wishes of a village strongman.

They said the manner in which a 7-month old baby girl
was thrown into a burning tandoor by her grandmother following
a family dispute in Sirsa district was very shocking.

In another incident a mob enraged over the shooting of
the Sarpanch of Hayatpur village set one of the accused afire
in Gurgaon on June 23 resulting in his death.

Meanwhile, Haryana`s Director General of Police Ranjiv
Dalal said, "Be it Gurgaon incident or any other such
incident, nobody will be allowed to take law into one`s
hands. Police will proceed as per law against anyone who
violates it."


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