Published On : Tue, Dec 15th, 2015

City’s crime scenario echoes in Assembly, CM denies spurt

However, rape incidents witnessed a jump with 22 more cases than 2014.

Nagpur: Spurt in crimes and deteriorating law and order situation prevailing in the Second Capital echoed in Assembly on Day-2 of second week of Winter Session when the Congress member Vijay Wadettiwar raised the issue.

In his reply to the question, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis played down the charge by saying that there is no increase in crimes. Murder incidents have recorded three cases less as compared to figures of last year (2014). Dacoities are on the same line in both the years. Looting cases registered an increase with four more incidents. The heinous crime of rape however witnessed a spurt as 22 more cases were registered.

But womenfolk are by and large feeling safe in city. For smashing different crimes a slew of measures have been taken including intense patrolling, nakabandi, special squads for nabbing chain-snatchers, starting of Mobile App ‘I Watch Police’ and many more. The Police Department is organizing workshops aimed at preventing crimes. ‘Operation Muskan’ is being undertaken to trace the missing kids. For safety and security of women, a special helpline number has been launched, anti-eve teasing squads have been formed, awareness on cyber crimes, ‘Operation Rakshak,’ self-defence training and other vital measures are being taken to curb crimes in Nagpur, declared the Chief Minister.

Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha ( )