Police fails to check crime in Shimla : CPM

Shimla : The CPM on Sunday criticised the Shimla city police for failing to check the recent spate of crimes in the state capital of Himachal Pradesh .

“The rising number of thefts on a daily basis along with other crimes including a brutal murder of an elderly man in the past week has scared the residents,” said Sanjay Chauhan of the CPM .

“This sense of insecurity is widespread as the police hasn’t been able to solve a single case .Thieves and robbers have become so daring that thefts are now taking place during the day time , ” The CPM leader told the Hill Post .

“A major cause of rising crime in Shimla is the understaffed police force . Even though the population has doubled in the last twenty years the number of policemen remains what it was two decades ago,” he said .

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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