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Police advisory for residents: read crime stories daily

india Updated: Jan 19, 2012 01:28 IST
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Following a series of robbery incidents taking place in the Millennium City, especially after the busting of the cabbie gang, the Gurgaon Police have urged city residents to read newspapers daily, especially crime stories.

The police have urged the residents to especially read the modes operandi used by the criminals in such incidents, which mostly takes place due to the mistakes committed by the victim themselves.

The Gurgaon commissioner KK Sindhu, however, did not shrug off from his responsibility of ensuring security and safety to the commuters on the highways and otherwise.

The commissioner said, “Despite being educated, we still commit mistakes in our life. How can one risk life for small amount of money and take lift from strangers and that too in the late night hours. We cannot deploy police personnel everywhere. Despite reading newspaper and other modes of information, people are still taking lifts and then blame the police.”

Sindhu said that the police had installed signboards at different places of the city, advising people not to take lifts from strangers. “Police personnel have been deployed at major intersections and Metro stations of the city, but still they ignore the advisory and take lifts,” he added.

The police commissioner further added “I request the residents to at least see the person who is offering them lift or from whom they are asking for, is he worth it and are you comfortable with that person.”

“Now it is the citizens who have to be careful. After the Maxi cab gang that was busted in 2006, everyone knew that taking lift is dangerous especially on the highways but still people did not learnt any lesson,” the police commissioner said.