Guard run over in Gurgaon: Residents ‘afraid’ to share CCTV footage with police
Although a family has provided CCTV camera recording, the members are scared to reveal their identity on record to the police.gurgaon Updated: Aug 09, 2017 23:00 IST
Several residents of Block F, Sector 57, where the 36-year-old security guard was run over by a car twice, refused to share the CCTV camera footage with the police and security agency, purportedly fearing harm coming to themselves or their family.
The police are facing a tough time recovering CCTV footage from the stretch where the incident took place on Monday night, even though there camera is right in front of the crime scene.
The residents claimed that the guard was run over by a gang of robbers involved in stealing car side mirrors and tyres. They had taken “revenge” as the guard, Ahirwal, had foiled their attempt to remove car side mirrors in the area.
Although a family has provided CCTV camera recording, the members are scared to reveal their identity on record to the police.
“We are scared that the police might involve us in the case and will make us witnesses. We do not want to land up in any kind of trouble. Taking up the issue might endanger our lives,” said a resident on condition of anonymity.
Another resident, who was an eyewitness to the incident, has a camera installed in his balcony that has captured the incident. He said the camera was not working due to some technical issue and no footage was recorded.
According to the police, the CCTV cameras installed in the areas have helped in solving several cases earlier.
“Residents should come forward to help solve crimes. CCTV footage is in itself an evidence to prove the criminals guilty and we do not reveal the provider’s identity. We have requested the residents to cooperate with us and if they refuse, we will send them a notice under section 91 of CrPC (summons to produce document),” said inspector Arvind Kumar, SHO, Sector 56 police station.
Last year in April, the area became highly unsafe due to frequent chain snatching incidents. It was with the help of CCTV footage that a man involved in several chain snatching cases was identified. He died in an accident in Sushant Lok-1 while fleeing with a senior citizen’s bag in April.