Worried about the increasing incidents of thefts in the area, residents of Sector 27 met the station house officer of the Sector 29 police station on Saturday. They apprised him about the hike in number of thefts in the last month and pointed at the lethargic attitude of police.
Residents demanded a police booth in the sector so that it will give some assurance to the safety of people living in the sector. A few years ago, there used to be a police booth on the dividing road of the sector but it was demolished later.
Residents also demanded police to conduct a drive to verify the identity of domestic helps in the sector.
“We have demanded to increase police patrolling in the sector as the spate of thefts is worrying,” Harish Ahuja, general secretary of Sector 27 RWA said.
Residents said police have barely managed to crack a case or two and recover stolen jewelry and other valuables.
“There were half a dozen theft cases reported from our sector in a month. Chain and mobile snatching cases are reported regularly. We feel insecure and cannot think of leaving the houses locked,” Ahuja said.
On October 13, a burglar was seen in the CCTV camera footage at the door of a house. Police registered an FIR and have been investigating the case but they have not identified the person so far.
Thefts were also reported from house 500, 424, 464 and 462 where the thieves decamped with jewelry and cash when the owners were away. The cases were registered against the unknown persons but no one has been arrested.
Residents said the area also has several illegal roadside hutments selling tea and snacks.
“We have requested police to remove the hutments which are built on several vacant plots from our sector,” BR Handa, vice-president of the RWA, said.
Most of the hutments on the vacant plots do not have any verification and it is a matter of concern, residents said.
“Burglars have been targeting our houses repeatedly. Despite repeated complaints, no action has been taken against the unwanted people trespassing our sector,” Yogender Bhatti, president of the RWA, said.
Police said they will soon carry out a drive to verify the identity of domestic helps in the area. They will also hold regular meetings with RWA to improve the security in the sector.
DCP(East) Deepak Saharan said “The RWA members and residents met the SHO of Sector 29 and handed over a representation of residents. We will soon start the verification drive (of domestic helps) in their area. Residents can also get the verification done online on the Harsamay portal of Haryana police. I have directed the SHO to increase patrolling in the area.”