A girl gone missing, a resident mugged at gunpoint, rising chain snatching incidents, the terror of rising crime looms over the residents of Sector 50, Noida. Some recent incidents in the locality of Sector 50 have left residents alarmed and agitated. Given the deteriorating law and order situation in the city, AOA representatives had a meeting with Police officials on December 21, 2021.
AOA representatives of 15 high-rise societies from the sector attended the meeting. The AOAs demand increased police patrolling as well as periodic interaction with Police personnel including Chowki incharge and SHOs for better security of the residential sector.
A few days ago, a girl (23) who is also a resident of Mahagun Manor, went missing from Sector 50. In the meeting, the police official shared that the girl has been located at Ghaziabad railway station and Muradabad railway station. However, there has not been any communication with the girl till now.
Rajiva Singh, a resident of Stellar Kings Court Apartments, Sector 50, says, “On December 15, a 23 years old girl went missing and till now, there has no significant development in the case. This has really shaken us and exposed the vulnerable spots in the city. We had a security meeting with Police officials around 3 pm to ensure the safety of the sector. The society security guards have been instructed to stage a vigil in service lanes, especially on both ends of the lane.”
Along with these points, more issues were also discussed like proper illumination of service lanes and pruning of trees to avoid dark shadows. The police department, along with NOFAA, shall be coordinating on the same with Noida Authority. The societies are asked to help the police department by placing their society guards at two ends of the service lane on a rotational basis. The same shall be reviewed after a month for its effectiveness. The Zigzag barricades have been placed at entrances of service lanes to restrict the movement of anti-social elements.
Sanjay Sabikhi, a resident of Sector 50, says, “There has been an incident where a resident was asked to remove his rings at gunpoint. Such incidents in the residential areas should not be entertained. We all, in the meeting, raised our concerns in front of Police officials. We are positive that the police officials will take suggested measures as it is the need of an hour”.
One of the residents who want to stay anonymous says, “In our service lane, there is a lot of traffic congestion. The Paan shops and a few other vendors have become home to unwanted crowding and even drug consumption. Due to this, ladies living nearby feel insecure and hesitant from going outside. In the meeting, we demanded that such shops be restricted by changing either their locations or removing them completely.”