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East Delhi: Madhu Vihar residents move court over police inaction

Posted: Dec 05, 2017     By Praveen Dwivedi

The failure of the police to nab miscreants, despite more than a dozen incidents of theft in the past few months, has prompted the cooperative group housing societies in East Delhi’s Madhu Vihar to seek the intervention of the Delhi High Court.

Advocate Alok Kumar, a resident of Ashirvad Apartments, and VS Agrawal, a resident of Agrasen Awas, jointly filed a petition with the Delhi High Court last week. In their plea, the duo alleged that despite incidents of back-to-back thefts in the past few months, Madhu Vihar police took no action.

The bench, headed by Justice Najmi Waziri, has sought a response from the East Delhi police on the matter.

Kumar said, “In May, locks of 13 flats were broken. Similar incidents have been reported in many other societies, but Madhu Vihar police — except for registering FIRs against unknown individuals — did nothing to investigate. Hence we moved court!”

City Spidey had earlier reported that on the midnight of August 28, thieves roamed freely from one block to another in Ashirwad Apartments, breaking the locks of 13 flats from the outside.

Residents said they provided ample evidence, including CCTV footage, to Madhu Vihar police station, but the issue was not given its due importance.

BK Singh, a member of the managing committee of Brothers Apartments, said, “In the past few months, we have knocked on every possible door — from the area MLA to the Delhi police commissioner, and even the lieutenant governor. But when we got no response from anywhere, we finally decided to approach the court.”

TAGS: East Delhi / Madhu Vihar / Delhi High Court / Ashirvad Apartments / Brothers Apartments