Greater Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar Police is patting themselves for purportedly busting of several gangs responsible for auto theft in the district after the commissionarate system coming into force. But residents are not amused by its performance.
The residents see no end to crimes like bike lifting and break-in in the area.
Recently, Surajpur police arrested three alleged bike lifters with an equal number of motorcycles on Tuesday. Saurabh, Tarun and Sukhant, all residents of Bhabokara area under Jewar police station, were arrested during routine checking.
However, the question remains how is it that the police is not serious about their duty to protect the residents of Greater Noida even after the brutal killing of Gaurav Chandel. Conceding that they did take appropriate measures to maintain law and order, the residents said the steps are not enough to enhance the security.
The residents point out that the city still has dark corners and very few check posts. The situation, they say is so worrysome that one needs to think twice before stepping out of his/her car while driving at many locations in the city.
People of Greater Noida have taken to twitter to raise their concern over the law and order situation. One, BN Gupta, wrote, "Yamuna Expressway (Yeida) is a good city with lots of parks, good roads, good greenery, good residential project, good Infrastructure but A BLACK CITY with no street lights / no Police patrolling. save us from loot, murder, rape".
Echoing similar views, Ajay Gupta shared his experience. While returning from a marriage party in Delhi, he said he reached Gaur City at around 1:30 am, but on the entire stretch from Delhi to Greater Noida, there was no visible police presence. There was no PCR van nor was there a policeman at Parthala Chowk or Gaur Chowk where most criminal activities take place.
"You are virtually on your own luck during the entire journey," he tweeted.
Samarpreet, a copy editor at a prominent news agency in Delhi, was driving back home after late-night shift last month when a few drunk men followed her.
Talking to CitySpidey, she said, "My shift ends at 12 am and I hit the DND around 12:30 am on my way home in Sector 41 in Noida. By that time it is pitch dark with fewer vehicles plying on the road, but no policeman can be seen on road."