Nagpur: Nagpur has witnessed the worst crime situation in the past 6 years ever experienced in the known history of the city. The crime situation went haywire during the period from 2011 till May 31 this year. During this period, the second capital lost Rs 212.84 crore which includes in cash, jewelleries and ornaments, other valuables in 22208 cases of house-breaking, thefts, chain-snatching, road robberies. looting and dacoities. Similarly, during the same period, a total of 525 murders rocked the city.
The cases registered across various police stations during the said period in Nagpur include 5135 cases of house-breaking, 14649 cases of other thefts, 2339 incidents of chain-snatching, road robberies, looting and 85 cases of dacoities.
This was revealed after an RTI query was filed by an RTI activist Abhay Kolarkar. The reply provided by Public Information Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Nilesh Raut has sent alarming signals of deteriorating crime situation in Nagpur.
In the period from 2011 to 2016 (till May 31), in 5135 cases of house-breaking, the burglars got richer by 54.16 crore in the form of cash, ornaments, and other valuables. At the same time, 2581 miscreants involved in the crime were arrested.
As far as all types of thefts are concerned, 14649 cases were reported and the citizens were put to loss at Rs 92.31 crore by way of a wholesome booty. For a sort of solace, 6212 ruffians were nabbed in this crime.
The chain-snatching, road robberies and looting incidents, that are emerging as nightmares, occurred 2339 times and the victims were left poorer by over Rs 33 crore. On the finer point, 2347 offenders were put behind the bars.
The dacoity figures are 85 cases and Rs 33.36 crore is the worth of booty taken away. Interestingly, in 2013 alone, the citizens were relieved of their loved valuables valued at over Rs 31.54 crore in 15 cases of dacoities. 85 dacoits were caught during the period from 2011 to 2016 (till May 31).
A total of 525 murders rocked the city over the period from 2011 to 2016 (Till May 31). In 2011, 112 murders took place. Similarly, 88 murders in 2012, 103 each in 2013 & 2014, 79 in 2015 and 40 murders in 2016 grabbed the headlines.
The RTI reply did not specify the figures of arrests in the dreadful crime.