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NEW DELHI: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party president Harsh Vardhan has expressed concern over frequent incidents of dacoity, loot and chain snatching in the Krishna Nagar area and demanded that the Delhi police take steps to protect the public.
Mentioning the case on Wednesday in which dacoits had looted two houses in broad daylight in the Krishna Nagar area after holding the women hostage, he said they had taken away cash and ornaments worth lakhs. At house No. 35 in Gian Park, Dr. Vardhan said the robbers had gained entry into the premises at 11-30 a.m. After threatening and overpowering the lady of the house, they had decamped with the booty.
Similarly at house No. 124/7 in Azad Nagar West, Dr. Vardhan said the criminals attacked a housewife, Sarla Jain, and decamped with cash and jewellery including some gold bangles. The culprits also tied up the woman with a rope before ransacking the place.
Stating that a few days ago, a woman living in a flat in F Block of Krishna Nagar was also taken hostage in her house and robbed, Dr. Vardhan -- who visited the houses and met the victims -- said in the Lal Quarter market a jeweller was robbed recently after being hit on the head by the criminals. Claiming that the law and order situation in the Capital had deteriorated, he said there has been a flood of crimes against women, and especially so in East Delhi where people now feel very unsafe.
Noting that following the rape of a woman a BJP delegation had met the Commissioner of Police, K.K. Paul, who had assured that the crime rate would be brought down, Dr. Vardhan said unfortunately the promise has proved to be "hollow" as neither those involved in the recent rape cases have been arrested and nor the police been able to prevent repeated incidents of loot and dacoity.
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