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Thieves strike at police colony

delhi Updated: Jun 29, 2011 23:53 IST
Priyanka Gautam
Priyanka Gautam
Hindustan Times
Priyanka Gautam

Even the colony where only police officers live is not safe from miscreants. Thieves strike at police colony in RK Puram area of south Delhi in the early hours on Wednesday and decamp with stereos of five cars parked outside the houses. Police said they were aware of such gangs operating in the area and will catch them soon.

“I was going for my swimming classes around 6am when I noticed the glass of my car’s window was broken. When I went close I realised a portion of glass was cut and stereo system was missing,” said Hitesh Solanki, son of Manoj Solanki who is sub-inspector with Delhi Police. Manoj’s WagonR car was parked outside his B-48 residence. The incident also raises security concern in this gated colony.

“After few cases of robberies and snatching were reported in the colony, we took measures and placed guards at the gate. We close one gate at 10pm. In the morning boys generally come to wash the car but they didn’t come today and police should question their involvement. We suspect the incident had taken place sometime between 2am-3am,” said AV Tiwari, a retired Delhi Police officer who is also the associate member of the Residents Welfare Association (RWA).

Tiwari blamed police for not conducting regular patrolling in the area. “As per the statements of residents, the incident took place after 1am. We are working on few leads and are likely to arrest the accused in a day or two,” said Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south).

Most of the residents got to know about the theft when they wake up in the morning. “I had come late and parked my Alto car after midnight. In the morning neighbours informed me about the theft,” said Tejender Singh, resident of B-29.

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