New Delhi: Criminals and gangs are facing a hard time in the national capital as the Delhi police is keeping a strict vigil on them. The police busted 17 notorious gangs last year.
It increased surveillance and opened 1,131 new history sheets against known criminals last year while the figure was 927 in 2017. Also, 120 bad characters (BC) were traced and 168 criminals carrying rewards were arrested by police. It arrested 1,848 proclaimed offenders last year while 15 cases were registered under MCOCA.
The Delhi police has taken several innovative measures to check the incidents of crime. Crime prone areas were dynamically identified and police resources, including picketing, foot patrolling, PCR vans, and emergency response vehicles (ERVs) were deployed to enhance visibility and prevent crime.
Monitoring of jail release, collection of criminal intelligence, and surveillance on the activities of criminals was stepped up. With these continuous efforts by the district and specialised units throughout the year, several major groups involved in criminal activities were busted.
Some of the notorious gangs busted by the Delhi police last year include Kranti alias Rajesh Bharti gang, Irfan alias Chhainu Pehalwan gang, Karamveer alias Kaala gang, Kapil Sangwan alias Nandu gang, Nasir gang, Nizam and Rokha gang, Rohit Chaudhary gang, Fukrey gang, Pradeep Solanki gang, Satte gang, Neeraj Bawana, and Kapil alias Nandu gang, Tillu Tajpuriya gang, Zahar-Khurani gang, Shalim gang, Jitender Gogi gang, Anna gang, and Pasonda gang.
Sustained efforts by the district and specialised units like crime branch and special cell have resulted in the arrest of a large number of desperate criminals on whose arrest monetary rewards were announced by the Delhi police. The dynamic and scientific strategy to control crime has resulted in a sharp decline in heinous crimes.
The trend of decline in heinous crime percentage to the total IPC crime from 5.84 per cent in 2015 to 3.93 per cent in 2016 and to 2.79 per cent in 2017 further continued to 2.29 per cent in 2018.