22,000 Criminal Cases Registered by J-K Police in 2015

Published: 31st December 2015 04:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 04:41 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered 22,000 criminal cases and out of which 17,000 cases have been taken to logical conclusion in 2015.

In 2015, more than 22,000 criminal cases have been registered in the state and 17,000 cases including registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic (NDPS) ACT, have been taken to logical conclusion, Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, K Rajendra Kumar, said today.

In his new year message "a pledge to serve nation", DGP said that the conviction in various heinous crime cases has also been secured which is a positive step to bolster faith in investigating agencies.

He also said that Crime Branch which was entrusted with the responsibility to investigate offences of special nature, has registered 93 such cases in 2015.

In the cyber crime cases, fraudsters were arrested from Delhi and duped money of the tune of Rs 35 lakh was recovered, he said.

The DGP further said that digitisation of records by the Crime Branch is under way and 34,000 files have been digitised.

He said that national knowledge network connectivity between state data center and national crime records bureau (NCRB) has been established and core application software successfully syncronised with NCRB.

On the issue of crime prevention and detection through professional investigation, he said it is one of the prime responsibilities of the state police.

"We have to address this factor more vigorously and achieve credible results".

"Two zones- Kashmir and Jammu- are engaged with the job and with the cooperation of people, we are making relentless efforts for prevention and detection of crimes in the state," he said.

"Drug abuse, which is paralysing the energies and capabilities of youth, has increased and is posing a great challenge to the people", he said adding fight against the growing menace has been intensified across the state to ensure drug-free society.

"We are also running full fledged de-addiction centers at Jammu and Srinagar to bring back the derailed youth to mainstream," he said.

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