Armed loot and open car-lifting in GB Nagar, the new normal
Car theft and robbery is very much prevalent in Gautam Buddh Nagar. Two incidents of car lifting took place in a single day in Noida Extension alone. The incidents happened on August 9.
One of the incidents, a case of armed robbery, took place near French Apartments in Sector 16B, Noida Extension. The other, an incident of car theft, took place in the parking area of Fushion Homes, another high rise located in the same part of the city.
Sushil Kumar, resident of Nirala Aspire, Greater Noida was returning from his office in his sedan, a Maruti Swift Dzire. His car was hit by a bike from behind new French Apartments in Sector-16 B Noida Extension. Sushil slowed down and lowered his window glass to check his car. Two individuals approached him. One of them put a gun to his forehead ordering him to take the back seat. One of the miscreants who also to the rear seat with Sushil hit him with his gun and forced him to duck.
When Sushil resisted, the miscreants threatened to shoot him. The looters drove the car towards Parthala Chowk and spoke among themselves that they will kill Sushil and throw his body in a drain. They travelled back to Parthala Chowk where they got stuck in a traffic jam. Taking the advantage of situation, Sushil shouted for the help. The robbers hit him again.
They took away his wallet and cellphones. After beating him for hours, the robbers left Kumar near ABES Engineeering College in Ghaziabad. Sushil somehow managed to reach a police station and and informed the police about the incident.
On the same day, a Honda City car was stolen from the parking area of Fushion Homes, Greater Noida West. The incident occurred in broad day light at noon.
FIRs in both the cases have been registered at the Bisrakh police station. “We are on the lookout for groups who are organizing such loots on gunpoint,” said Ranvijay Singh, SP rural, Gautam Buddh nagar. However, the situation does point towards the state of law and order in the city.