About 200 suspects have been questioned and over 1,000 autos have been checked in Chandigarh and the bordering areas of Mohali by the Chandigarh police. However, they are clueless about the identity of the accused.
Top officials said PCR and traffic teams are also working to try and identify the accused whose picture was obtained from the CCTV footage of a petrol pump in Sector 42.
Over 20 police teams are been put to work, they are showing the picture of the accused around but have failed to get any clue as yet.
Senior Superintendent of Police Jagdale Nilambari Vijay said they had broadened their search to hotels and guest houses in a bid to identify the accused.
They were also checking registers of auto stands where daily records of visiting auto-rickshaws are maintained.
Local Congress leader Shashi Shankar Tiwari, who is also involved with auto unions, said his union had not been approached by the police. “We will offer full cooperation to the police but why did they show such lax attitude in the past. Checking should have started long back; not after such a horrendous incident”.
In December last year, a 21-year-old girl was gangraped by an auto driver and his accomplice in a forest area of Sector 29. She had hired the auto from Sector 34 to Hallo Majra.
A 22 year old girl from Dehradun was gang raped on Friday in the forest area near Sector 53 by the auto rickshaw driver and two others.