Six shops burgled on the night of Dec 6, Okhla police yet to act
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Okhla Times Crime Reporter
SHAHIN BAGH: Some shopkeepers in Shahin Bagh, Okhla in New Delhi, are unhappy with the local police. The cops have been accused of doing nothing to solve the theft case that occurred on the night of December 6 at lane number 6, Main High Tension Road, Shahin Bagh. Robbers targeted nearly six shops in one night. Since then the shopkeepers have been running to the police post in the Jamia Nagar area, requesting them to crack the case, but all in vain. The police even rejected to file an FIR, said a shopkeeper.
The police have suggested us to show patience, said Md Kamal Hassan, whose telecom operation shop in the locality was also looted. Some six shops, including Riaz Communication and Shadab Medical store, were targeted, according to the residents. A local said around Rs 3 lakh was looted from another shop on the December 8 theft case.
The 28-year-old Kamal, owner of Tallil Communication at E184/C Shahin Bagh, said: “It was on the morning of December 7 that I noticed that the locks of my shop were broken. I immediately dialed 100. After that the local police came and collected all the information. They promised to give us an FIR copy. But even after 15 days nothing has been done.” Some 40 mobile recharge coupons, Rs 12,000 cash, seven new mobiles and 150 mobile batteries were stolen from his shop.
When the police showed no interest in the case, Kamal started tracking his coupons by calling the Vodafone customer care. And he succeeded in getting the required information. “Three stolen coupons were recharged on December 13.” he said. Kamal claimed to have all the information like the telephone numbers and addresses of the people who are using his stolen coupons. Over the last 15 days he has worked hard to collect important information. But it is of no use as the police are not showing any interest in the case. “The information can help the police nail down the culprits. However, till now they have done nothing. When I discussed the crucial information with a local officer he told me not to share it with anybody,” he said.
Md Rashid of Riaz Communication whose shop was also burgled on that night said: “The police are inactive. They are asking us to provide bills of the stolen phones. We don’t have it because most of the stolen mobiles were old and was here for repairing.” Some 60 old mobiles were stolen from his shop. Now they have given up and are busy running their business as usual. Many shopkeepers don’t deny local involvement. Owner of the Shadab Medico said: “The police are showing no interest.” Abdul Rab of the Apradh Sudhar Society said: “With the police sitting idle, theft has become common in the area.”
However, ASI Bani Singh told OKHLA TIMES that the cops are doing their best to crack the case. “We have lodged an FIR and the investigation is on. Action will be taken against the culprits when we have enough proof.” He has sought more time from the shopkeepers to crack the case. But the shopkeepers are getting impatients. They want immediate action.
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