New Delhi: Delhi, which has earned the dubious distinction of being the most unsafe metro in the country, verified the fears on Sunday night. Not only commoners but even the VVIPs residing in the posh localities of the national capital are not secure from the menace of burglars.

Some unidentified miscreants struck at least five locked flats in Zakirbagh Apartment, a posh residential colony in southeast Delhi's New Friends Colony. The burglar gang decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 70 lakh from these apartments.

Notably, the residential colony that has eight-storey and three-storey buildings is barely 300-400 metres away from the New Friends Colony police station. Several high-profile and VVIP personalities like former Governor of Bihar AR Kidwai, Congress MP Salman Khurshid and several IAS and IPS officers reside in these flats.

Incidentally, at least half a dozen private security guards were safeguarding the entire colony during the night and a police patrolling gypsy was also deployed in the area when the incident occurred.

The flats targeted were numbered as: A-68, A-81, A-74, A-99 and B-55. According to sources, some of the flat owners were out on a vacation whereas others were not present at home when the tragedy occurred.

The case has been registered at the New Friends Colony police station and investigations have begun.

According to South Eastern District Additional Police Commissioner Ajay Chaudhry, “After receiving call about an incident, we checked other locked flats in the colony and found that four more flats were targeted”. The police team is questioning the security guards working in the residential colony in connection with the incident, he added.

JPN/Bureau