The horrendous kidnapping of Six years old child Hartejbir Singh Bhutter s/o Jaspreet Singh Butter from Manjit Nagar locality of Patiala and his subsequent safe recovery from the brutal clutches of his insane abductor has established and brought to focus the operational capability of the Patiala police to handle the super sensitive case with utmost care and artfully restrained manner of veiled delicateness.
Ever since the news of atrocious kidnapping of Hartejbir, was broken in the city, the entire city of Patiala and the surrounding areas were shell shocked. Everybody was praying for the wellness of Baby Hartejbir Singh. The unendurable agony the Butter family went through is certainly unfathomable. The police have shown tremendous alacrity and brilliant synergy in handling the entire operation, from the beginning to end. It certainly deserve unreserved applaud and appreciation. Recovery of the kidnapped child without even a bruise and the arrest of all the five accused involved in the chilling crime, is undoubtedly remarkable.
It would be pertinent to mention here that on the similar pattern, way back in April 2016, a 14 year old boy Jaskirat Singh was abducted from Kapurthala city and was later killed by an insane jealous member of his close family. Similarly in October 2014, a 9 years old boy, Mehram Singh Sandhu was kidnapped from Mohali while playing in the Children Park, his body was recovered, almost two weeks later from the dumping ground of Sector 69 Mohali (SAS Nagar). In both the chilling cases of extreme brutality, the accused were arrested but unfortunately the precious lives of both the children abducted, could not be saved. Therefore the handling of the kidnapping of Hartejbir Singh is an outstanding job done by Patiala Police. Above all the nostalgic handing over of the kidnapped child to his parents by Parmraj Singh Umranangal IG Zonal, and Gurmeet Singh Chauhan SSP Patiala along with their team was so splendidly compassionate and touching, that it made every eye wet. The whole kidnapping macabre apparently project the adorable human face of the Patiala Police, which otherwise get whacks, all the time, for exasperatingly doing thankless jobs.
*Former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha