Nagpur: Metropolis police chief Amitesh Kumar took to his twitter deal with on Tuesday to declare February this 12 months had gone and not using a homicide within the metropolis. Stating that the town had final witnessed a homicide round 33 days in the past, he mentioned the dwindling graph of offences gave the impression to be a reversal of traits in a metropolis earlier labelled as a ‘crime capital’.
“Zero is meant to be nothing, however works wonders whether it is on the appropriate aspect,” the CP tweeted, expressing elation whereas releasing the crime information stating that no homicide circumstances had been registered within the month of February. In 2021, the town had registered 95 murders in all whereas 97 had taken place in 2020.
In metropolis, the final homicide had taken place on January 28. Reflecting on the brand new pattern, homicide circumstances began falling in metropolis in December final 12 months, which recorded 5 murders, whereas January this 12 months had one lesser, earlier than the determine went to nil in February.
CP Kumar mentioned traditionally the town has been witnessing round eight murders a month. “In February final 12 months, there have been 9 murders however this 12 months no stones had been left unturned by senior officers and likewise grass root stage policemen to make sure a document was created. Now, the larger problem is to maintain it tighter,” mentioned the CP, lauding the efforts of zonal and crime DCPs and ACPs beneath Jt CP And Addl CPs to maintain pushing the police stations to make sure goons by no means get right into a ‘consolation stage’. “Policing was channelized from high to grass roots within the ‘drip irrigation’ sample, with function assigned to every,” mentioned the highest cop.
The CP mentioned round 10,000 criminals had been brief listed however solely 6,000 had been discovered lively and round. “So, 68 goons had been slapped with stringent Maharashtra Prevention of Harmful Actions Act (MPDA). Greater than 100 had been despatched behind bars by MCOCA and one other 150 externed,” mentioned the highest cop.
Pointing on the circumstances taking place, CP mentioned 591 offences had been registered in February (common per day crime was round 21) whereas there have been 626 in January this 12 months at a mean of round 20 per day. TOI had earlier highlighted this 12 months January’s per day crime was lowest in three years.
The CP mentioned patrolling by ‘beat marshals’ was intensified between 5pm and 6pm, after which once more between 10pm and 11pm, that are thought of the ‘most weak’ durations for crime as per an inner research carried out by metropolis police. “We’ve targeted on response time, and strictly ensured it was diminished significantly, which prevented many crimes and didn’t permit any scenario to snowball,” mentioned Kumar.
1. Stringent MPDA circumstances stepped up in opposition to hardened goons
2. Most gangs and high kingpins booked beneath MCOCA
3. Beat patrolling stepped up in ‘weak’ interval from 5-6pm and 10-11pm
4. 6,000 goons actively monitored
5. Response time to attend disaster calls diminished to stop crime