A Gurgaon resident whose car was stolen from Indirapuram found the vehicle through global positioning system (GPS) installed in the car after the police allegedly failed to take any action. The car was stolen on June 25 and it was retrieved on June 28.
The car owner, Gaurav Somani, was visiting his relative at Lotus Pond apartments in Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, on Saturday when the incident happened.
“I had parked my car, a Maruti Swift Dzire outside the apartment in the visitors parking section of the society around 11.30am on June 25. When I went to take it back around 10.30pm, it was not there. I immediately dialed 100 to inform the police and also tracked the car on my phone,” Somani, who works in a private firm in Gurgaon, said.
He said that he also started tracking the car through GPS.
“When the police came to us, I told them that the GPS location is showing the car in Mandavali area of east Delhi and that they can trace the car right away. But, the police did not take any action and asked me to come to the police station the next day,” Somani said.
He said that the car location was frequently changing.
“This is my first car, which I bought in June, 2015. I was disheartened but never lost hope and continued to track it. On June 27, the police lodged an FIR after the station house officer of Indirapuram police station intervened. I gave my log in ID and password to the police so that they can track the car but no action was taken,” he said.
Finally, taking the matter into own hands, Somani tracked his car all night and finally found it on the morning of June 28 in Mandavali, Delhi. However, as the vehicle lifter had changed the central locking system of the car, he could not open it.
“I immediately called the police and told them that they can get hold of the vehicle lifter and take back my car. They came to the spot after more than an hour, lifted the car with a crane and took it to the Indirapuram police station,” he said.
On the other hand, the police said they brought the car back to Indirapuram from Delhi.
“After we were informed of the car’s location, the police brought it back to the Indirapuram police station to complete the formalities. We will inquire if there has been lack of action by the police and take action accordingly,” Gorakhnath Yadav, station house officer, Indirapuram police station, said.