Mohali: Residents allege enclosures for guards turn into den of crimes

Residents of some areas accused that in the absence of security guards, the enclosures meant for them at the gates have become dens of drug addicts, where illegal activities have become a routine.

By: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: June 6, 2016 5:51 am

Residents will meet officials of the municipal corporation and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority over the issue of old security gates in the city.

In the MC House meeting held in January, a resolution was passed that the old security gates will be replaced.

Residents of some areas also accused that in the absence of security guards, the enclosures meant for them at the gates have become dens of drug addicts, where illegal activities have become a routine.

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Residents in Phase VI had complained that once they caught a girl and a boy inside one such enclosure. However, no complaint was lodged in this matter.

P S Virdi, chairman, Consumer Protection Forum, Mohali, said: “These gates have become old and are immovable. Therefore, these are serving no security purpose. These gates should either be replaced or security guards should be deputed there.”

He added that they had already brought the matter into the notice of the authorities concerned, but to no avail.

Congress councillor K S Virdi, who fought a long war for strengthening the security in the city, said he taken up the matter at the MC House meet in January following which a resolution was passed. However, ever since the MC has not followed up the matter. “This is a serious matter that the enclosures meant for the security guards are being allegedly used by criminals. I will take up the matter in the next House meet,” he said.

Mayor Kulwant Singh said he will look into the matter. “In the next House meeting, we will discuss the issue with the members,” he said.

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