In view of increasing cases of petty crimes in East Delhi area, local MP Mahesh Giri met with special commissioner of Delhi police, SBK Singh, to apprise him of the nonchalance of the local police stations.
Acting on residents’ complaints regarding the lackadaisical approach of the police towards increasing cases of petty crimes in East Delhi, local MP Mahesh Giri met with special commissioner of Delhi police, SBK Singh, at Delhi police headquarters in ITO.
He demanded more police personnel and close monitoring of residential areas under his constituency. He also handed over a letter mentioning quite a few unsolved cases lodged with the local police stations.
Offering help, Giri said would get CCTV cameras installed wherever required. “In the last one-and-a-half years, about 650 CCTV cameras have been installed in East Delhi, including Delhi-Noida border areas. Wherever I visit, residents complain of lack of security. I can have CCTV cameras installed, but it is up to the area police to ensure the security of hapless residents,” he said while speaking to City Spidey.
Even posh residential colonies of East Delhi are no longer safe. According to data provided by East Delhi police, an average of five to six snatching and theft cases are being reported from residential colonies of East Delhi. More recent figures, they claim, will be much higher.
Bike-borne snatchers that mostly target posh residential colonies have become active in residential colonies such as Mayur Vihar, Preet Vihar, Vasundhara Enclave and Madhu Vihar.
Here are a few instances of the risk residents are facing.
On October 3, two bike-borne assailants robbed Rs 20 lakh from a businessman in Mayur Vihar in open daylight. In an another incident, three thieves entered a housing society (Ashirwad Apartments) in Madhu Vihar and broke as many as 13 locks of different flats. A couple of months back, two bike-borne assailants snatched four mobile phones from Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension in the vicinity of 10 police personnel and three PCR vans!
Will the residents ever breathe easy again? Can the police please answer!