Dwarka: On Monday night, a theft attempt was made in DJA Apartments, Sector 13, Dwarka to steal batteries from the cars parked outside the society. The theft attempt was foiled by the society guards.
Three people came in an auto-rickshaw at 1:40 am and parked it on the main road. Two of them came walking behind the society's pump room. After that, they started trying to open the bonnet of the cars parked behind the pump room.
The society night guards Pawan and PR Mishra spotted them. They came out shouting and chased the miscreants away. After that, they immediately ran away from society.
Society residents alerted the police control room and PCR vans to track their movements. The residents informed that the roads in Sector 13, ones in front of their society, remain in dark, as the number of streetlights is less, out of which several are defunct. They alleged that despite several complaints filed with the BSES, no action has been taken so far.
Shashank Tripathi, a resident of Sector 13, said, “Battery thieves are on the prowl at night. The DDA horticulture department is requested to prune branches of the trees. BSES is humbly requested to repair street lights and dark spots at night as they give open invitations to criminals.
Jai Kumar Sharma, President of DJA Apartments in Sector 13, said, “This is for information for other societies’ managing committees, please be on high alert.”
He added, “It gets pitch dark outside, video brightness is enhanced to show the movements. Our own floodlights are planned to be installed outside the society because BSES lights are no longer dependable.”
Hitesh Mehra, a resident of Sector 13, said, “I want to urge the civic authorities to install CCTV cameras in most of the region. We have requested the police to increase patrolling in the vicinity. Even the civic authorities should be more proactive in providing basic facilities and infrastructures like installing streetlights, CCTV cameras and others.”