CCTV records Car theft attempt in Noida, Police delaying probe citing shortage of staff due to Election Duties

CCTV records Car theft attempt in Noida, Police delaying probe citing shortage of staff due to Election Duties

by Dr. Mehak Jonjua: In a daring vehicle theft occurrence in Noida, the burglar endeavored to take a Hyundai Creta Car from outside the OYO hotel sector 31 at the pre-sunrise time on April 25. All the theft process got recorded in the CCTV. The police action to catch the offenders is lazy according to the victim.

Incident details:

Car owner ‘Varun Khetarpal’ was on an official tour to Noida and was shaken when he woke up in the morning (April 25)  and discovered his vehicle’s window broken, his bag missing, and car’s accessories pulled out. Fortunately to victims good fortune, his vehicle didn’t start which is the reason the thieves abandoned it. Worried, he dialed 100 and the Police came and he narrated them about the incident.

The victim and the Hotel staff also pulled out the theft attempt CCTV footages (April 25, 1.30 am) for the Police action.

The victim then headed to Police Station sector 20 to lodge a formal complaint and to get the incident registered under relevant section (IPC 427), so that he could make an insurance claim for his vehicle alongside the CCTV footage for Police action so that the miscreants could be captured.

The victim alleged that “the duty police officer didn’t pay any heed to his request and was impolite to converse with, it also took him around 2 days to get his basic complaint registered, forget about police inspecting CCTV footages & taking action to nab the offenders”. He also alleged that the standard answer in the Police station by everyone was that they are busy with election duties, and are short of staff.

Speaking to us the SHO of Sector 20, Jaivir Singh Chauhan ensured a fair probe and an inspection of the CCTV shared by the victim. He agreed for a shortage of Police staff these days due to general elections.

(We are not sharing the CCTV footages as they are under probe with the Police and might alert the offenders)