Gurugram residents ask for night patrol on the road between Dhankot, Dwarka
Rajkumar Khanna, resident, Raheja Vedanta, said, “My son was returning from Dwarka with two of his friends. When they crossed the border and reached Sector 114 around 1.30pm, a group of three to four people tried to stop his car. Somehow they escaped.Updated: May 14, 2019 08:43 IST
The residents of Raheja Vedanta at Sector 108 wrote to the police commissioner’s office on Monday, demanding proper night patrolling on the 75-metre wide road that connects Dhankot with Dwarka and caters to sectors between 102 and 114. The residents said several incidents of snatching have taken place on this road over the past one year.
Rajkumar Khanna, resident, Raheja Vedanta, said, “My son was returning from Dwarka with two of his friends. When they crossed the border and reached Sector 114 around 1.30pm, a group of three to four people tried to stop his car. Somehow they escaped. At least six to seven cases of snatching or robbery have been reported on this stretch over the past year. This is a matter of serious concern. I have discussed this issue with RWA and written a letter to the police commissioner on Monday. We are likely to meet him soon.”
Residents said they have stopped using the road because of security concerns.
“From Sector 108, Dwarka Sector 23 is roughly 5km, but we have stopped using this route. We take Dwarka Expressway to reach Sector 23 or Bijwasan and that is roughly 9km,” said Rajkumar Khanna of Raheja Vedanta, Sector 108.
“Two security guards were robbed of their phones and wallet in February on the road near the Sector 102/103 turn,” Sudhir Garg, resident of Centrum Park, said. On January 11 this year, a Toyota Fortuner was robbed near Sikandarpur Bada village.
In June last year, a woman became a victim of snatching, and in September, two men robbed an executive at New Palam Vihar.
Police commissioner Muhammad Akil said, “I have not received any complaint from residents. However, I will inspect the stretch and try to improve the security infrastructure for safer commuting.”
First Published: May 14, 2019 03:12 IST