Crime rate reduced to 30% in north zone: IGP
A ‘comprehensive survey of criminals’ is being cundcted to keep a vigil on the movements of criminals and to curb crime, stated Y Nagi Reddy, the North Zone Inspector General of Police (IGP). As part of the survey, the North Zone IGP inspected the house of Madnala Naveen, who was a cell phone thief and a chain snatcher, at Kisaan Nagar in Karimnagar on Thursday.
Karimnagar: A ‘comprehensive survey of criminals’ is being cundcted to keep a vigil on the movements of criminals and to curb crime, stated Y Nagi Reddy, the North Zone Inspector General of Police (IGP). As part of the survey, the North Zone IGP inspected the house of Madnala Naveen, who was a cell phone thief and a chain snatcher, at Kisaan Nagar in Karimnagar on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, IGP Y Nagi Reddy said the Telangana State police has taken up a unique initiative to curb crime and to establish a crime-free society with a programme called ‘Sakala Nerasthula Samagra Survey’ (comprehensive survey of all criminals). All the police officers in the State, right from the lowest cadre to DGP-level, will visit habitations to enroll the offenders with criminal history in the last 10 years.
"The data collected will include photographs, fingerprints and other details of criminals and their associates with special focus on repeat offenders. Later the details will be uploaded in TS-COP app by geo-tagging," the IGP explained.
There will be no problem to those criminals, who are leading a normal life. With various steps taken under Karimnagar Commissionerate limits, about 30 per cent of crime decreased in the North Zone, he added.
The IGP appreciated the efforts of Police Commissioner V B Kamalasan Reddy to keep a check on crime and for maintaining cordial relationships with the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner of Police V B Kamalasan Reddy said about 93 teams are conducting the survey under the Commissionerate limits. About 5,641 criminals were identified, who had committed various types of crimes under Commissionerate limits for the last 10 years. Out of which, about 3,944 were in Karimnagar and the remaining 1,697 criminals were living in other districts.
There will be a complete vigilance on those criminals, who are committing crimes regularly. Suspect sheets will be removed if complete change is observed in their living conditions after conducting survey, assured the Commissioner. Assistant Commissioners of Police, Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, Head Constables and constables participated in the survey conducted on Thursday.
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