Jalandhar, June 13, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
General Secretary of Surjit Hockey Society Iqbal Singh Sandhu has urged the District Magistrate & Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar to issue immediate order under section 144 of the Cr.P.C. to legally enable police investigating officer (IO) to enter any private institutions /houses to view the CCTV cameras and to obtain CCTV footage whenever demanded by police to identify the thieves easily.
Surjit Hockey Society’s General Secretary Iqbal Singh Sandhu who is also a former Additional District Magistrate, Ludhiana said that the swift car of Chief Hockey Coach. Punjab Olympian Rajinder Singh (Dronacharya Awardee) was stolen on July 10 from the local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, while he was imparting training.
The owner/occupants of house, whose CCTV camera position is just 10 yards from the place from where the said car was stolen, did not cooperate the Police Investigating Officer (PIO) to show/view his CCTV recordings and to take its footage so the thieves could easily be identified.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier also, Air Conditioner (Outer Machine) and its cooper wiring of Surjit Hockey Society were stolen thrice from the same place and the said owner/occupants of the house did not allowed the viewing of his CCTV recordings, sandhu added.
Sandhu further said that every citizen is required to help the Police in investigating and detect crime, and also to gather scientific evidence in the form of CCTV footage resulting in the conviction of perpetrators in courts of law but in the absence of legal order, Police Investigating officer normally failed to view the CCTV recorder installed in the private establishments and private residences/houses/buildings/premises as held in this instant of theft.
Sandhu wrote a letter in the public interest to the District Magistrate & Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar and urged to issue immediate order under section 144 of the Cr.P.C. to legally enable police investigating officer (PIO) to enter any private institutions /houses to view the CCTV recordings and to obtain CCTV footage whenever demanded by police to identify the thieves easily.