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Rising crime worries residents, area councillor asked to step up security

In the wake of increasing cases of chain snatching, burglaries and other crimes in the city, residents of sectors 54, 55 and 56 met their area councillor on Saturday to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2012 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent

In the wake of increasing cases of chain snatching, burglaries and other crimes in the city, residents of sectors 54, 55 and 56 met their area councillor on Saturday to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation.

Highlighting the recent case of a woman’s abduction, the residents met councillor Mahesh Dayma (ward 32) and requested him to initiate steps to stop such criminal activities.

On Thursday too, seven women teachers were robbed of cash and valuables by armed robbers near Golf Course Road.

The robbers fired several rounds in the air to scare the victims. The women, who teach in different senior secondary schools in Chhattarpur and Ghitorni, were returning home around 3pm in a Maruti van when two motorcycle-borne youth allegedly waylaid them and asked them to hand over their cash and valuables.

“Anti-social elements don’t fear the police. Rather they take the law into their hands while the police act as mute spectators. There are nearly 3,000 police personnel in the city but hooligans are on the prowl,” said Neha Verma, a resident.

“Rowdy elements don’t fear the law. Cases of rape and molestation have increased,” said Mahesh Dayma, MCG councillor, ward no 32. “I held a meeting with local residents and have assured them to look into the matter,” added Dayma.

Police officials, on the other hand, said unruly youths frequenting bars created nuisance.

“We will take steps to ensure peace and security in the area,” said an official.