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08 January, 2011

‘Chandigarh at the mercy of criminals'

The Hindu
CHANDIGARH: Former Bharatiya Janata Party MP and all-India in-charge of the legal and legislative wing of the BJP Satya Pal Jain on Friday urged Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to immediately come to Chandigarh, assess “the completely broken law and order situation” and take corrective measures to restore the confidence of the common man in the law enforcing agencies.
In a statement issued here, he said that after the bomb blast in Varanasi, the Home Minister had said that maintaining law and order was the responsibility of the concerned State government.
“The Home Minister must be aware that Chandigarh being a Union Territory, it is the Central Government which is the State Government also for Chandigarh. In such a situation, why are the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the other Ministers just acting as silent spectators to what is happening in Chandigarh?” he asked.
Mr. Jain alleged that law and order had completely collapsed in Chandigarh and everyone was feeling unsafe and living under the threat of either being kidnapped or killed.
The way five-year-old Khushpreet was kidnapped and brutally murdered, every parent was scared of sending their children even to the playground to play and every senior citizen was feeling unsafe in their own house.
Mr. Jain charged that the Central Government had left Chandigarh at the mercy of criminals who were moving around freely and the police instead of arresting them were “using lathis and tear-gas against innocent peace-loving citizens.” ...