Crime takes a beating UP

Crime takes a beating UP

Courtesy : Bureau12/09/2018 18:51

Govt claims fall in crime cases, says 10,000 criminals got their bail cancelled this year.

NEW DELHI: Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has claimed that there has been a dip in the crime cases in the state and the criminals no longer enjoyed the “political patronage”. 

Citing the crime figures of this year till July, the state government said nearly 10,000 criminals got their bail cancelled this year and surrendered to go to jail. 

Rape cases have reduced to 2,444 between January and July this year compared to the 2,614 cases registered in the corresponding period last year, the government added.

The number of rape cases, though, stood much lower at 2,041 during the first seven months of 2016, when Samajwadi Party government ruled the state.

As per the figures, murder cases stood marginally lower at 2,505 this year till July compared to 2,462 and 2,766 during the same period in 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Yogi Adityanath government was sworn into power in Uttar Pradesh on March 19, 2017.

“An effective campaign has been launched across the state leading to the killing of 63 dreaded criminals,” said state BJP spokesperson Chandra Mohan.

He further said 650 criminals were injured in encounters and 3,430 wanted criminals were arrested and sent to jail.

“In 2018 so far, 9,866 criminals have got their bail cancelled and presented themselves before the courts to go to jail,” Chandra Mohan said, adding, “14,746 criminals were booked under the Gangsters Act.”

“Criminals no longer have political shelter. A good atmosphere has been created for investment,” the spokesperson insisted.

The statement is contrary to the written answer submitted by the state government in the Legislative Assembly in which it had mentioned that there was 25 per cent increase in rapes, 40 per cent rise in incidents of outraging the modesty, 35 per cent jump in cases of kidnappings of women, and a 50 per cent increase in cases of eve teasing between April 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018, from the corresponding period in 2016-17.

 The Yogi government, however, is claiming a turnaround in the crime scenario this year, even as the crimes reported till July this year have risen to 1.96 lakh compared to 1.78 lakh and 1.55 lakh in the first seven months of 2017 and 2016, respectively.

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