North Gazette News/ Hamirpur
BJP MP from Hamirpur and chairman of parliamentary standing committee on information technology, Anurag Thakur has written to chief minister Virbhadra Singh about deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Anurag Thakur, in his letter to CM said that being the chairman of standing committee on IT, he is most concerned about thefts of BSNL cables and other telephony equipments.
Anurag Thakur has further written that in last few days thefts of BSNL cables have increased manifold. In Hamirpur parliamentary constituency alone, in last two years there have been 600 incidents of cable thefts in which about 100 kilometers length of cable was stolen which resulted in about disconnection of about 5000-6000 telephone connections. Incidents are on rise in other areas of the state also. This has increased the hardships of people. When people’s complaints are conveyed to BSNL officials, they say due to increasing cable thefts, the department is unable to provide services. This results in people still paying rentals of the telephone despite getting no services from the BSNL.
Anurag Thakur also said that the police are still unable to crack the idol theft case of Raghunath Ji temple in Kullu, which shows the failure of the police and law and order situation in the state. Apart from this mining mafia, forest mafia is working in the state in the connivance with the state administration.
Anurag Thakur has urged Chief Minister, to issue necessary instructions to the police so that increasing theft cases can be curbed and peoples’ confidence in administration can be restored.