Nearly a month after the presence of an all-women extortionist gang was reported in Sector 49, Gurgaon Police are still on the look-out for its members.
Residents complained that despite police presence in the area, the gang is still on the prowl with impunity. They lamented that even after giving the number of one of the cars used by the gang to the police, no action has been taken so far. Few days ago, the police had deployed a PCR van but it is not helping, they said.
Prachi, whose husband Sandeep Gupta, a resident of D block in Sector 49 and an employee of an automobile company, fell victim to the gang on January 12, is still scared of possible attack by the gang members. Prachi had a physical tiff with one of the accused members of the gang who had reportedly attacked her husband.
“Though we managed to spot the woman who fleeced money from my husband after asking for a lift, but police are yet to arrest her. The fear of attack looms large in the vicinity,” she said.
To recall, an old woman had asked Sandeep for a lift, threatened to raise an alarm and falsely accuse him of raping her if he did not obey. Scared, Sandeep gave the woman Rs 7,000 and rushed home. Two similar cases were reported from the sector in the last one week.
The police said it has formed teams and deployed cops in civil clothes in the area. “After the PCR van was deployed, no incident has been reported in the area. Our cops in civil clothes are active on these stretches and near the Block D market,” deputy commissioner of police (East), Deepak Saharan said.
Dissatisfied with the police action, families residing in Block D have taken to WhatsApp to discuss safety issues. The all-women gang has been active in the area since January, 2016.
The residents have also formed a coordination team to look after the affairs of Block D. “We have informed the police but there has been no help whatsoever. We created the WhatsApp group just to be alert as the gang is still active,” said Kuldeep Chillar, an RWA member.
The modus operandi of the gang is to isolate individuals who are alone and accuse them of molestation or attempt to rape and extort valuables and money.