Gurgaon residents storm police chief’s office
More than 100 representatives of all major resident associations of Gurgaon stormed the police commissioner's office demanding arrest of robbers who targeted a family in Sector 21 recently.Updated: Aug 18, 2008 23:36 IST
More than 100 representatives of all major resident associations of Gurgaon stormed the police commissioner's office on Monday morning demanding arrest of robbers who targeted a family in Sector 21 recently.
The residents also demanded immediate transfer of the station head officer (SHO) of Palam Vihar Police Station under which a spurt in crime cases was reported. Later in the evening, the SHO was transferred to police lines.
Some of the major associations participated in the gherao included Joint Action Forum of RWAs (JAFRA), Federation of all RWAs and Sanyukt Kalyan Parishad.
Col Ratan Singh, chairman of JAFRA, said that almost all RWAs of the city including DLF, Sushant Lok, South City, Palam Vihar and all HUDA sectors and old Guragon have demanded the arrest of robbers within three days. He said the residents will take to the streets and stage agitation against the Gugaon police if they fail to arrest the accused.
“We gheraoed Gurgaon police commissioner Mohinder Lal and gave him three-day ultimatum. He has assured us of action,”Singh said.
Additional forces for city
The Haryana government has sanctioned an additional force of 2,000 personnel, 23 vehicles, including PCR vans, and six more police stations for Gurgaon. More seats are also being created for more ACP-level police officers in the city.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal said the additional force was likely to reach Gurgaon in about one month.
“We have got a sanction of over 2,000 additional police personnel that include seven ACPs, 35 inspectors, 100 sub inspectors, 175 assistant sub inspectors, 350 head constables and 1,400 constables,” Lal said.