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MG Road Metro stn: Normalcy returns amid fear of insecurity

A day after the brutal stabbing of 34-year-old Pinki Devi by auto driver Jitender at the gallery area of MG Road Metro station, normalcy returned around the area on Tuesday.

There was usual rush of vehicular traffic on MG Road, large number of commuters visiting the MG road Metro station and the cacophony of street hawkers and auto drivers around the Metro station. 

There were police officials who were deployed at the MG Road mainly on account of preparation for the event of  the 50th birth anniversary of Haryana which will be celebrated in the city on  November 1. 

Amid normalcy, residents, commuters and office-goers in the area complained that over the years, insecurity at MG Road area has only increased.

While the stabbing of Pinki may have again brought back the fear among people on crimes being committed in the area, most of the citizens around the area also recount the sensational shootout case which was witnessed around the area on July 15 where an attempt was made to eliminate dreaded gangster Rakesh Kumar Hayatpur who was on his way to the District courts to face a trial.

Citizens, however, say that it is not only these visible crime incidents that make MG Road unsafe but a large number of petty crimes that are occurring daily in the area which require intervention by the authorities.

The jurisdiction of the MG Road falls under four police stations, the MG Road Metro police station, DLF Ph-1 police station, DLF Ph-2 police station and Sector-29 police station which further complicates the situation of handling crime in the area.

A police source at MG Road police station which is also handling the murder case of Pinki Devi said: “There are cases of robberies, molestation, accidents that are being reported from the area, however, the police have started initiating action against law breakers.”

Pravesh Kohli a resident of Heritage City said: “There are various cases of crimes being reported from around the area; the most common being chain snatching, molestation and accidents due to rash and drunken driving. MG Road is no longer safe for citizens.” 
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