Residents of the upscale gated community, Beverly Park 1, on MG Road, where the gangster who was targeted in Wednesday’s shooting lived, held an emergency meeting to discuss a series of security measures.
The condominium’s RWA has issued a circular in this regard with one of the pointers being “know your tenant”.
Gangster Rakesh Kumar, who was shot at by unidentified assailants in a gang war, is a tenant in Tower 8 of the condominium. Kumar, who had shifted to the apartment in March this year, has not returned to his apartment after the incident.
“We received many calls in the office as the residents were disturbed and anxious after knowing about the incident. We have already held a senior level meeting with the authorities. We have also spoken to the landlord in this regard. The landlord too is disturbed as he (Rakesh Kumar) had taken the apartment in the name of his wife who is a doctor,” said the president of Beverly Park 1 RWA.
The incident has raised a sense of insecurity amongst the residents. An emergency meeting of the RWA’s managing committee was called on Wednesday and the association took a series of measures related to security within the complex.
They have closed the main gate of the condominium, which has a total of 157 flats. The gate was generally kept open for vehicles to enter.
The residents said they feared that their complex was turning into a garrison. They did not know that their neighbour, Rakesh Kumar, had a long history of crimes.
“We hope this thing just ends here. We can deal with maintenance, business and other issues, but dealing with this kind of an issue is an added burden for all of us,” the RWA president said.
Meanwhile, the police claim that the investigation into the shoot-out is in full-swing, with teams submitting hourly reports and details of probable suspects.
“The men should be arrested in a day or two,” said assistant commissioner of police (crime) Rajesh Kumar said. A special team, comprising officers of the crime, cyber crime departments and personnel from the Sectors 29 and 10 police stations, has been formed to locate the gunmen. Though no arrest has been made yet, around 10 suspects were detained for questioning since Wednesday.
A police officer said since gangster Rakesh Kumar is wanted in connection with several other cases, there is a chance that he could be planning a retaliatory attack.