HYDERABAD: Stating that there is no Maoist threat in the ten districts of Telangana, director-general of police Anurag Sharma has said that a new ‘court monitoring system’ is being implemented in the state for speeding up trial in criminal courts and increasing the rate of conviction. Briefing mediapersons here on Monday, Sharma said Court Monitoring System was already in place in Vijayawada in AP and was yielding good results.
The DGP claimed that the number of cognizable cases declined from 93,780 cases in 2013 to 93,392 in 2014 (0.41 pc). However, the number of murder cases rose by 1.40 pc, from 1,140 in 2013 to 1,156 in 2014. Crime against women went down by 5.44 pc, from 12,472 to 11,794 cases but cases of outrage of the modesty of women went upby a staggering 26.28 pc _ from 2,302 cases in 2013 to 2,907 cases this year. As for SC/ST atrocity cases, 1,171 were reported in 2014 whereas the number was 1,106 in 2013.
MAOISTS: Left-wing extremist activities are under effective check due to firm police action against unlawful activities of Maoists. During the year 4 extremist murders have been reported. After formation of TS only one incident has been reported.
ISIS: In a fresh incident, police detained a B.Tech student of JNTU, Lateef, who tried to join ISIS. Four Hyderabad students, who were attracted by the propaganda in the social media by ISIS, were de-radicalised.
WOMEN’S SAFETY: A women helpline with a number ‘181’ to report crime against women will be launched. It is a one-stop crisis centre to provide counselling, care and guidance to women and children in distress with legal, medical, social and psychological support round the clock. SHE teams were formed to curb eve-teasing and other acts of dishonour against women in public places.