250 held for various crimes in rly premises so far this year
New Delhi: Delhi Police has found that criminals often targetting various railway stations in the Capital for committing various offence.
However, many such culprits land in the police net, with the Railway unit of Delhi Police claiming to have arrested over 250 criminals this year, for their involvement in more than 10 different types of crime heads, within railway premises.
Police sources said that all-round efforts are being taken to curb crime, which include monitoring CCTVs and intensified patrolling in railway jurisdiction.
Delhi Police data, accessed by Millennium Post, claimed that so far this year, 125 persons have been arrested for theft, while 51 have been held for snatching. Two persons have been arrested for rape and two have also been arrested for murder.
One of the murder accused was Abdul Hakim Ansari, who strangled his wife to death inside the running Moradabad Passenger Train
Further, one man was arrested for extortion, while 13 criminals were nabbed under the Excise Act. Three touts were also arrested, while seven were nabbed for involvement in robbery cases and five were arrested under the Arms Act this year. Seven persons were held for involvement in eve-teasing and molestation cases this year.
The police data also claims that among 406 theft cases registered this year, 99 were solved. From 75 cases of snatching filed, 37 were cracked. Cops also solved eight cases of crimes against women. As many as 2,429 cases were registered through e-FIR, of which 468 cases were solved leading to arrest of 19 persons.
In cases filed under other sections of the Indian Penal Code, 37 cases were solved and 22 persons were arrested.
Among 10 robbery cases this year, eight were solved, while 10 out of 12 cases of motor vehicle theft have been solved.
Earlier this year, Delhi Police arrested three persons from different railway stations in the city for smuggling liquor to dry states to earn profits.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Dinesh Kumar Gupta said that thanks to constant efforts and intensified patrolling, crime has decreased within the railway jurisdiction.
"Every single case, whether registered through e-fir or physically, is being dealt seriously and proper investigation is been done," said Gupta.
The Delhi Railway Police looks after 45 railway stations and 150 km of railway tracks, through its seven police stations spread across the city.