9 per cent decline in crime rate: CP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jan 2019 08:15:55

 9 per cent decline in crime rate CP  Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay interacting with mediapersons  




Staff Reporter,

COMMISSIONER of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay asserted that the overall crime rate in the city has gone down by nine per cent in the year gone by as compared to 2017. In 2017, a total of 9,482 offences (class I to V) were registered whereas 8,584 cases were registered in 2018, he said, adding that the detection rate also has increased to 63 per cent from 61 per cent.

Interacting with mediapersons, Dr Upadhyay said that bodily offences, including murder and attempt-to-murder, property offences like theft, robbery, and chain-snatching, crime against women and fatal road accidents have gone down considerably.

Dr Upadhyay, who took over the reins of City Police force becoming 34th Commissioner of Police in August last year, said a total of 16,377 criminals were checked during ‘Operation Crackdown’ and preventive action was initiated against 2,743 of them. Police conducted 437 raids during ‘Operation Wipe Out’ and action was taken against those indulging in criminal activities, he added. He also said, ‘Operation All Out’ was undertaken last year to trace the externees, arrest wanted criminals, persons carrying illegal arms and also to initiate prevenive action against the goons. Similarly, police arrested 128 drug peddlers in 87 cases registered at different police stations under Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he added. Dr Upadhyay said that police initiated ‘CARE’ project in an effort to reform and rehabilitate children in conflict with the law through counselling. Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Kadam was also present at the press conference.

‘Tough action against externees entering city’
CITY Police chief Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay said that cops would initiate stern action against externees if they violate externment orders and try to enter city. He admitted that Imambada Police failed to maintain a strict vigil on movements of two externees, including Shubham alias Circuit Tayade, who along with their accomplices killed a youth on New Year eve. “I have instructed all Police Inspectors to keep a watch on hardcore criminals to prevent such incidents,” he added.