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Crime rate highest in city

Crime rate  highest in city

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 4: As many as 94,069 crimil cases were registered in various police stations in the State from May 24, 2016, when the BJP-led government in the State took oath, to June 30, 2017. The new government, however, was successful in maintaining peace in Majuli from where the Chief Minister made it to Dispur.

State Transport and Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary informed the Assam Assembly that was in session from Monday that from May 24, 2016 to June 30, 2017 there had been 94,069 crimil cases registered in various police stations in the State. On behalf of the State Home Minister, Patowary informed the State Assembly of this on Monday while replying to a question from AIUDF MLA Mamon Indadul Haque Choudhury.

Patowary said that the 94,069 crimil cases included 1230 murder cases, 14732 murder cases, 164 dacoity cases, 1861 rape cases, 7034 kidpping cases, 1058 robbery cases, besides many other cases.

According to Patowary, Guwahati has the highest number of kipping cases, 723, during the period. “The city also has the highest number of murder cases during the one-year period with 79 killings. It’s followed by gaon with 78 murder cases. Majuli doesn’t have a single murder case during the period,” Patowary said. The river island has turned out to be the most peaceful district in the State with only 13 theft cases, nine rape cases, 13 kidpping cases and four robbery cases during the period.

Spelling out the remedial measures taken up by the government, Patowary said: “We’ve taken up a number of route maps to bring down crimes in the State. The route maps are being implemented in various police stations. All police stations have been asked to ensure round-the-clock patrolling in their respective jurisdictions. A crimil tracking network has been implemented in the 312 police stations in the State so as to keep tabs on the movement of crimils.”

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