Residents in Gurgaon harassed by water mafia: Police asks them to compromise
The residents of Saraswati Vihar alleged that the local police were not taking any action against water mafia operating in their area. The residents claimed that few lawbreakers have cut down the water supply to their house. When the matter reached the local police station, the officers asked residents to compromise instead of taking any of action against those miscreants.
When questioned as to what
the incident is all about, the police dismissed all allegations.
Talking about their plight, a resident of Saraswati Vihar, Ram
Chander Mishra said "A few days ago, we approached the housing
board authorities to sanction us water connection, following which
they allotted water connection to eight families living in this area
under economically weaker section (EWS) category.''
Further adding to the
statement, he said, ''On June 20, while the labourers were digging
the plot, the miscreants came and stopped them. When I protested they
hit me and my wife called police, who came and tried to resolve the
dispute. But the goons continued issuing threats to me and my family.
The cops did not try to take any action against them. Instead they
are pressuring me to reach a compromise."
As was reported by the
timesofindia.com, he alleged the investigating officer, Jitender
Singh of threatening him under his premises and forcing him to write
a letter stating that the matter has been resolved. However, the
officer has denied all claims. According to him, there was a tiff
between the two parties over water and housing board authorities have
been asked to look into the matter and to provide the water
connections to the needy residents. Those miscreants hails from the
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