An alert Noida resident saw five cars with the same registration parked in Sector 26 on Tuesday and informed the police. The police seized the cars and filed an FIR against the owner.
Superintendent of Police (City) Paresh Kumar Pandey said, “An alert citizen, on condition of anonymity, informed us about five cars with same registration number — DL 9 TC 0116 —parked outside Fracture Clinic in Sector 26. A team went there and the cars were seized. Investigations revealed they belonged to Manoj Kumar Jha, a resident of Sector 20 who owns a travel agency,” said Pandey.
Jha claimed he bought the cars from Delhi and these were temporary registration numbers, but could not explain how all the cars had the same number, Pandey said.
“The cars could have been used in crime. Even RDX could have been transported through these cars. Detailed investigations are being carried out to reveal the exact motive behind this act,” the SP said.
He added Jha’s antecendents were being verified and his travel agency transactions probed to find out whether the agency was being used for dubious purposes.
Munna Kumar, general secretary of the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Association, said, “This man has set an example. The association has appealed to Noida residents to be alert and report any suspicious activity. They do not have to give their names while giving information to police. Citizens’ alertness can check the crime in the area. Community policing was the need of the hour as police was shortage of manpower and facilities.”
Noida Security Guards Association, president N.P. Singh said, “The Association has directed the security guards to report suspicious movement immediately to police and help in nabbing the criminals."