Formal Letter Writing ICSE 1991

There has been a serious theft in your house. This Formal Letter was asked in ICSE 1991 board exam. You can find Previous Year Formal Letter Writing asked in ICSE board exams.

Formal Letter Writing ICSE 1991

A124 Nehru Nagar,
Lucknow – 226010
18th October 1991

Director General of Police
U. E Police
Lucknow – 226010

Dear Sir,

Subject : No progress made against my FIR Number GN 104

I would like to draw your kind attention to the extremely tardy progress made by the Nehru Nagar police station, regarding my FIR Number GN 104, dated 11 October 1991. This FIR was regarding a theft which took place in my house on the intervening night of 10th/11th October 1991.1 had gone to Delhi to attend a wedding with my family, the previous night. The next day I received a phone call from my friend Mr S. P. Saigal, informing me about the theft. I returned to learn that the local police took an hour’s time to come to the scene. During this time a sizeable crowd had gathered in front of my house.

Despite the insistence of my friend, the inspector Mr S.K. Sharma was unable to summon the dog squad, which could have given some vital clues, for catching the culprit. However nothing much was done, except for waiting for me to return and record my statement. The thieves decamped with cash amounting to ₹ 10,000, besides valuables amounting to two lakh rupees. It is now over a week but nothing substantial has been done, like questioning the people whom I suspect, or taking the fingerprints. The pace of investigation is so slow, that there no hope of catching the thieves.

It is indeed very surprising to note, that despite the tremendous advances made in criminology, our police is still adopting primitive methods of investigation. There is no preventive measure to tackle the menace, which has become a frequent occurrence in our colony. There is no police patrolling and rounding up suspicious character, who hang around the dhabas which abound in the residential colony.

I would request you to kindly instruct the concerned officer to expedite the investigation; so that the culprit is brought to book, for which I shall be obliged.
Thanking you!

Yours truly,
Sharad Singh


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