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Goons follow up burglary with snatching in DLF

india Updated: Jul 19, 2010 00:56 IST
Sanjeev K. Ahuja

Well known lawyer Pardeep Narula woke up to double shock on Sunday morning. He had hardly got over from the shock of his house being ransacked in DLF City (Phase III), two motorcycle-borne miscreants emerged from no where at 6.30 am, snatched gold chain from a woman right in front of his house. The woman was on her routine morning walk.

Narula’s house was also burgled in 2006 when he lost jewellry and other valuable worth lakhs of rupees. Unknown goons had also smashed his car about two years back.

“I returned from a dinner party at 1.00 am today and went to my room to sleep. At 6.30 am I was shocked to see my entire house ransacked. All my cupboards had been opened and even the personal belongings were tampered with. Ironically, the burglars were so daring that they took their own time to enjoy the cold drinks and other beverages from the refrigerator,” said Narula.

He said that the law and order in DLF City had been worsening day by day and had lost faith in the security system provided by the developer.

“A lathi wielding chowkidar (guard) for the entire lane cannot do more than blowing whistle. It was only last week, when in one similar case, jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh was lost,” he said.

Kaveeta Munjal, a resident of the DLF City-III, who has been the victim of armed robbery in February 2005 said that criminals committed crime at their will in the area and law enforcement agencies remained mute spectators. The masked robbers equipped with sophisticated weapons had taken her family hostage and robbed them in 2005.

“Today when we spotted a burglary in the house of Narula, two motorcycle borne miscreants snatched gold chain from a morning walker right in front of the same house,” she exclaimed. DCP (east) Vikash Arora was not available for his comments and did not take call on Sunday.

Gurgaon city has recorded 218 burglaries between January and June 30 this year. The police officials, however, claimed that the number of burglaries had gone down in the current year.