Ex-cons Take Part in Green Drive

Published: 06th July 2015 04:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 04:10 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As many as 68 history-sheeters and land grabbers on Sunday participated in a tree planting programme as part of the Harita Haaram green drive in Malkajgiri zone and took an oath to protect trees. The oath was administered by Malkajgiri DCP Rama Rajeswari R.

In a bid to promote a comprehensive crime prevention strategy, the police in collaboration with community agencies has decided to involve persons accused of anti-social activities in the green campaign.

“Any comprehensive crime prevention programme must include effective measures to prevent recidivism, as pointed out by eminent criminologists. The programme is aimed at social re-integration of people with criminal history,” said Rama Rajeswari while addressing the gathering at JNTU Polytechnic College in Ramanthapur, Uppal police limits. The police along with locals, students and history sheeters planted 1,000 saplings.

Police said that such positive re-integration programmes would cultivate positive attitude among people involved in offences.

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