MG Road turns crime black spot

Even as the number of crimes on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road continues to rise,Gurgaon police are struggling install adequate security measures on the stretch.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | New Delhi | Published: March 13, 2012 2:08:23 am

Even as the number of crimes on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road continues to rise,Gurgaon police are struggling install adequate security measures on the stretch.

The abduction and gangrape of a woman early Monday morning is the latest in the series of complaints from the area.

On December 31,a girl who was accompanied by her friend was molested and groped on the road in front of the Sahara Mall by a group of 20 to 25 men.

The day being New Year’s eve,the road was crowded and the girl alleged that she was surrounded by the men,who pinned her down on the road.

Her screams drew the area policemen,who resorted to lathicharge to bring the situation under control. No arrests have been in the case yet.

On December 14,a bartender of a Gurgaon pub was raped allegedly by a cab driver who was driving the woman home.

In July last year,five drunk youths had abducted a girl from Ghitorni Metro station in Gurgaon. She was rescued after the cab driver informed the police.

In June last year,a girl was allegedly molested and thrown out of a Mercedes car on the road.

“The Excise department has given licences to so many pubs in the same mall. Such incidents do not happen in any other mall,but Sahara Mall,” said DCP (East) Maheshwar Dayal.

Delhi Police action

The area till Ayanagar border on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon stretch comes under the Delhi Police.

DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma told Newsline said the Delhi Police ensures that the stretch is secure,especially during the night.

Police said there are border pickets after every kilometre. The pickets carry out checking from midnight till 5 am. Also,there are emergency response vehicles — two from Vasant Kunj and two in Fatehpur Beri — stationed in the area. “Officers on a motorcycle also patrol the area throughout the night,” Sharma said

The Delhi Police said it also has extra security officials in every police station that falls on the stretch under them.

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