"Yes! It is true that about 9 cars and other vehicles are being stolen from Gurgaon every day or may be more than that," said Kaul.
He also said that in Gurgaon only few parking places including of the Delhi Metro are legal, and have proper licence and all other are unauthorised parking which are run by mafias. "There is no secure car parking in Gurgaon and even after charging Rs. 30-40 they take no responsibility and clearly say that park at your own risk. They all are unauthorised parking which are run by Mafias and thus nobody wants to interfere," Kaul said.
He also said that local police also knows that these people do not have parking licence and still do not take any action, and all vehicle lifter have 'setting' with these parking people, and know that police will not take any action, and this gives them courage to steal even in day light.
"What can the common man do? Even if we park in proper place and go to market for shopping there is always a fear of it being stolen. We can not even feel secure after paying so much money," he added.
He also believed that police is incapable and not fully trained and equipped to nab these gangs who steal vehicles and are very powerful. "These gangs of thieves have latest technology to steal cars and two wheelers. They can open a car in seconds without making any noise from centre locking system but our police has no access to technology and training to tackle these thieves."
Lack of manpower to deploy in major areas and colonies to make them safer can be one of the reasons of behind the increasing number of car thefts but Kaul disagreed.
"If police commissioner says that lack of manpower or training to them is a reason than it is not justifiable. Who will arrange for manpower then? And who will train them? This is not our responsibility, this is their responsibility and duty to make us safer."
Not only car thefts but also snatching of cars at gun point is also a major matter of concern in Gurgaon. "In Gurgaon the situation is so bad that along with car thefts some gangs snatch cars at gun point, threatening the drivers in daylight and our police just piling up all cases without solving them," Kaul informed this citizen journalist.
RWA of Ardee city is taking self-sufficient steps to curb car thefts. "We are recruiting more guards and have even installed CCTV cameras and alarms at many places. We are also spreading awareness among people to install good locking system and be alert because we do not have any hope from police." Kaul said.
This citizen journalist tried to get in touch with the office of DCP Traffic, Gurgaon, but an officer on duty refused to talk about the matter.
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