Residents and RWA members of sectors 27 and 28 in Gurgaon met the station officer of Sector 29 police station and requested him to increase police patrolling and open a police booth near the sectors.
Residents were concerned about the rising number of thefts, robberies and chain snatching in the area and have been demanding a police booth within the sectors or on the Hamilton Ct Road, which passes in between the two sectors.
They also demanded the police to conduct a drive to verify the identity of domestic helps in the sector. “We want the police to increase patrolling, especially after sunset. We think they (burglars) somehow get information about locked houses and target them during odd hours of the day. We can’t lock our houses and go out even for a day,” said Sarika Bansal, a resident of Sector 28.
When City Spidey contacted Deepak Saharan, DCP (East), he said “The RWA members and residents met the SHO of Sector 29 and handed over a detailed report on the issues in the area. We will soon start a verification drive of domestic helps in their area. Residents can also get the verification done online on the Harsamay portal of Haryana police. The SHO has been directed to increase patrolling in the area. We will continue holding regular meetings with the RWAs to improve the security in the sectors.”
Residents complain that the police have barely managed to solve a case and recover valuables even after getting CCTV footages. “There were half a dozen theft cases reported from our sector in a month. Chain and mobile snatching cases are reported regularly,” Bansal added.
Yogender bhatti, RWA president of Sector 27, said, “A few years ago, there used to be a police booth on the road between the sectors, but it was demolished. Rising concerns over security made us visit senior officials.”