Residents of the Greater Noida West high-rise alleged that the insufficient security provided by the developer was responsible for the three back-to-back thefts reported on Thursday.
Miffed over three back-to-back burglaries reported in broad daylight a couple of days back, the residents of Panchsheel Greens 2 in Greater Noida West staged a protest on Saturday against the developer alleging security lapse.
Nearly 500 residents marched around the society holding posters and banners in their hands. The residents raised slogans calling the security and management staff of the society a complete failure.
The security and housekeeping for the condominium is at present taken care of by the developer.
On Thursday afternoon, three flats in the society were burgled when their occupants were out of the house either for work or travelling. The FIR said that cash and jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh were stolen from the flats.
Abahy Kumar, one of the residents whose flat was burgled, said, “The thefts occurred because of the lack of efficient security system in place. There are no CCTV cameras in the basement and anyone can access the towers and lifts from there without being noticed by the security guards. We have been asking the management to install cameras in the lifts and other areas for long, but they don’t bother.”
On Friday, Bishrakh police had scanned CCTV footage from the various cameras installed in the society and detained 10 people for interrogation. However, no arrests have been made so far. Staff and labourers working in the building, as the society is still under construction, were questioned by the police.
Residents alleged that the insufficient security system of the society was responsible for the thefts. “Anyone can enter the society without being checked or a proper entry record. Either the management should upgrade the system or handover it to the residents. We pay maintenance charges for Rs 1.96 per sq metres but we aren’t getting the services we deserve,” said Ravi Sharma, a resident.