Around 150 residents of Shipra Suncity on Sunday took to the police post near the gate of the township to protest police inaction over recent series of burglaries and thefts in the area. Residents did not spare the private security agencies either. The protest took place around 6pm.
Around a dozen burglaries have taken place in June but the police have not been able to crack even one of the cases.
Residents have threatened to intensify their agitation if the police fail to solve cases in the next week.
“Armed criminals are fearlessly carrying out robberies inside the Shipra Suncity and the police have failed to provide safety to the residents. Why have the police failed to solve even a single case of burglary or loot so far? If the law and order situation is not improved, we will hold a protest at the office of the senior superintendent of police,” Avinash Chandra, a resident of Shipra Suncity, said.
There are around 6,500 housing units in Shipra Suncity and it is one of the oldest townships in Ghaziabad. A week ago, two persons burgled a house in broad daylight despite personnel of a private security agency manning the gates. Even the police could not catch the duo despite residents raising an alarm.
“I think the police might be in cahoots with criminals because they have not solved even a single case till date. Police should increase patrolling and conduct intensive investigation into all past criminal cases. In my friend’s theft case, the police were trying to convince him not to lodge a complaint in the matter,” Vidit Singh, another resident, said.
Anuj Garg, a resident, said that theft of motorbikes and crime against women in rising in Indirapuram because of police negligence.
Residents also alleged that drugs are supplied to students in the area but the police do not take any action.
“I assure residents that we will solve all pending cases and provide proper safety to residents. We will take effective steps to fight criminals,” Girish Chand Yadav, in-charge of Shipra Suncity police post, said.