Abduction cases up, Naxal menace curbed, Says DGP

Criminal cases, mostly kidnaps, in the State have gone up by 12 per cent by the end of 2013 while Naxalite menace was curbed, said Director General of Police Dr Prasada Rao.

Addressing the media at his formal Annual Review of crime graph in the State in 2013, the top cop said Naxalite effect in the State has come down considerably. The Police department was able to cope with current political turmoil with continuous movements, agitations and disturbances, he said.

Reacting to Red sanders incident that shook the government in the recent past, the DGP said they have filed 531 cases and took 3,249 persons into custody. In 2013, a total number of 40,384 road accidents occurred with an increase of 6.45 per cent corresponding to 2012, he said Rs 123 crores of penalty was collected from traffic violators and Rs 1,844 crores stolen money was recovered from the economic offenders.

The DGP said security has been beefed up in the State due to the ongoing agitations. As many as 95 companies of paramilitary and 35 companies of APSP forces have been involved in the security measures, he added. Cases relating to women, cyber crimes, financial offences and road accidents were on the rise, Prasada Rao added.

Prasada Rao said till now 163 Naxalites were arrested and 76 laid down arms. He said Rs 50 crores were released to the department for modernization of Reception Centers and APSP Battalions set up in Karimnagar and Visakhapatnam. (NSS)