Uzma Rehman is a resident of Batla House and she deserves bravery award for her efforts to foil robbery bid at her house in Batla House at about 5 pm a few days ago when her husband Moonis Rehman, a digital expert, was away in office.
“Earlier the same a thief had stolen inverter battery from my house. And it was on Saturday when the same robber had turned up at my house to steal new Crompton motor. He actually took it away until my wife saw it and chased him. Fearing for being grabbed, the robber dumped the motor and fled. Later on I told my wife that had she got hold of the robber with the machine she certainly would have been selected for bravery award,” Rehman told OKHLATIMES.COM.
Incidents of robbery in Jamia Nagar have increased with residents feeling the heat. Theft of battery and other items have become rampant. A resident said how a robber was caught on CCTV stealing battery from a house in Zakir Nagar. Moreover, recently robbers had targeted house of a crime reporter in Zakir Nagar. It was a few months ago when several shops were burgled in a night from Abul Fazal Enclave to Shaheen Bagh.
Also, crime in the locality has increased manifold in recent years, said a resident, who requested anonymity.