New Delhi: National Capital is observing high alert ahead of Republic day parade, but criminals in the city least bothered about the heavy presence of the police and troops. The city has witnessed series of crime in the Lutain Zone– cities VVIP area in last few days.
Police have already claimed that they have made unassailable arrangement amid security threat during the parade. But teasing all the arrangement, criminals blatantly committing crimes like robbery, theft and snatching in the New Delhi area where the Republic day parade is going to take place on 26th of January.
At Pandara road, robbers break open the window of a car parked on the roadside and run away with the cash and a licensed revolver. whereas bike-borne robbers snatch the bag of a woman banker on the point of a knife. In the similar manner wife of an Army officer was robbed. Two youth in their early 20’s came up and commit the crime. Police have registered the case in the incidents to do its formalities but far from reaching the perpetrator especially when the city witness high alert.
The outgoing Police commissioner of Delhi Police, who will soon take the responsibility of Centre Bureau of Investigation, had on 9th of January imposed prohibitory order under section-144 of CRPC that restricts assembling of more than four people at one place amid Republic day. Force of Delhi Police, CRPF and Army has already taken over the parade route and rest of the area comes under Delhi police. Police are given to give security to the outer layer of the parade. Despite having the thick presence of the security agencies, robbers, assailants and snatches are seems to be on the free hand.
Neha Sharma who works in the state bank of India at the branch near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara was going home after finishing her work in the evening on February 18. It was 8:40 PM in the night when the two boys came near her and snatched her mobile phone. Neha didn’t cave in before the snatchers and try to caught hold her. However, both the youth run away after pushing her on the road.
On January 22, a Janakpuri resident Surinder Singh, who runs his small business near the home, came up at Pandara road for having a dinner. He parked his vehicle at the Pandara lane before entering the hotel with the relatives. He packed some food and told the hotel staff to put it in the car. The attendant immediately came back and told him that window of the car is broken. Surinder found that his licenced pistol, five live cartridges and some cash were missing from the car. He immediately informed the police about the incident.