Gurgaon is the new hub of criminals from other states.
Updated On, 16 April 2012:
GURGAON: The city seems to be becoming a hub of criminals from different parts of Haryana and the country. In the past 40 days, the Gurgaon police have arrested 10 criminals who either belong to other districts or states. According to the police, 50% of them have no crime record in Gurgaon.Sample this: on April 11, the special staff team of the Gurgaon police arrested two notorious criminals, Rajesh and Anand, natives of Jind and Sonipat districts. They were caught when they were hatching a robbery plan in Kherki Dhaula. Investigators said the two were involved in several cases of robbery and extortion in Jind and Sonipat and did not have a single crime record in Gurgaon.
Only two days before the two were arrested, the police had arrested two other notorious criminals, Mubin alias Taufiq alias Rama and Sabbir. The Rajasthan police had announced Rs 2,000 reward on Mubin. Officers said the two did not have any crime record in Gurgaon, though they wanted to make a beginning here. Cops said Mubin was wanted in Alwar, Tizara, Bhiwari, Jaipur and Rajgarh in Rajasthan. He was also wanted by the Rewari and Narnaul police. Mubin was allegedly involved in various cases of robbery at petrol pumps, dacoity and thefts.
Early this month, three persons were arrested when they were about to rob a car. The three were identified as Khurshid and Aalam, both natives of Rajasthan, and Mahendra, who belonged to Meerut in UP.Officers said they did not have any previous crime record in Gurgaon.
According to a source in the Gurgaon police, the new trend of criminals from other places entering the city and executing crimes is a matter of concern. "Since they are from other states, they leave the city soon after after committing crime. Cracking such cases is difficult because we don't have history of their crime in Gurgaon and for that matter in entire Haryana. Fortunately, we arrested several of them when they were busy hatching their plans," said a senior police officer.On March 24, five criminals were arrested with weapons and a car. They were part of a carjackers gang. According to the police, the gang used to rob people of their cars on specific orders from their clients. Their clientele was from different parts of the country.
All of them are outsiders and don't belong to the city. While Amol Kumar belongs to Dausa in Rajasthan, his right hand man Mahesh is from Bulandshahr in UP.According to analysts, huge concentration of high-end cars and unmanned roads have made Gurgaon a soft target for carjackers. On March 15, police nabbed three criminals who tried to rob a car on the highway. The prime accused, Babloo, is a resident of Moradabad and his aides, Pratik alias Monu and Bhupender, were residents of Alwar in Rajasthan.
Police officers hold the huge floating population in Gurgaon the cause of the new trend. Good connectivity with Delhi also attracts criminals to Gurgaon, they said.Gurgaon is a big city and people from all states and cities live here. Many of them arrested in the recent past have no crime record here but were involved in several crimes in other places," said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (Crime).