Crime Rate Falls To 72 Percent In Mirpur During 2016: SSP Mirpur


Crime rate falls to 72 percent in Mirpur during 2016: SSP Mirpur

MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 02nd Jan, 2017 ) ,: SSP Mirpur, Raja Irfan Salim has said that crime rate has significantly decreased in district Mirpur upto 72 percent during 2016 as compared to last years.

SSP Mirpur Raja Irfan Salim told APP here late Sunday that 25 murder cases were registered in 2013, 12 cases in 2014 and 11 murder cases in 2015. As a compared to these three previous years, only 7 murder cases were registered across the district in last year ending December 31, 2016, he added.

Irfan Salim revealed that under an extensive drive to eliminate the professional beggars, police rounded up a total of 2,728 beggars from all over district and registered cases against them in last one year.

The district police chief continued that similarly, there was also considerable decline in the crimes of dacoities during last year as compared to the previous years of 2013, 2014 and 2015 when three dacoity cases were reported in year 2013 and later one each case of dacoity was reported and registered in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The SSP said that likewise, there had been exceptional decrease in the crimes like burglary and theft reported in the district during the year of 2016 when only 9 cases were reported and register as compared to 15, 16 and 25 cases of burglary registered during 2015, 2014 and 2013 respectively.

Similar exceptional decrease was found in the theft cases last year of 2016 when only 80 theftes were reported as compared to 113, 123 and 129 similar (theft) cases registered during 2015, 2014 and 2013 across the district, he added.

Irfan Salim disclosed that in overall such cases, a total of 26 inter-provincial bands of dacoits, burglars and thieves were busted and the total stolen property worth Rs. 32 million was recovered from the possession of all 121 arrested accused during the last year.

The recovered stolen property included cash, gold ornaments, 18 cars and 28 motorbikes, mobile phones and other valuables. The SSP said that in the wake of extensive drive to net the drug paddlers, 301 accused were rounded up in 196 cases of drug trafficking registered in district last years.

Police recovered and confiscates 1,577 bottles of illicit liquor, 5.125 KG of heroin and 43 KG of charas from the custody of the arrested accused, he said. He continued that police also arrested 69 accused involved in holding illicit arms and recovered and seized huge cache of unlicensed arms including pistols, revolvers, daggers, rifles and cartridges.

The SSP said that Mirpur police also rounded up a total of 312 proclaimed offenders from various parts of AJK and outside. They were wanted to the local police for having been involved in different cases.