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Crime in airport: 863 cases registered, 704 held

Crime in airport: 863 cases registered, 704 held

New Delhi: As many as 863 crime cases were reported at IGI airport police station in the year 2019. While police have solved 630 cases and 704 people were arrested for committing crime in this regard.

The investigating agency said that most of the cases were related to passport and visa forgery, theft, touting, trespass and cheating.

The data accessed by Millennium Post revealed that till October this year, as many as 634 cases under different sections of IPC were registered in which 404 were solved and 453 people were arrested.

Meanwhile, under various acts, 229 cases were reported in which 226 were solved and 251 people were arrested.

"Under passport and visa forgery, 153 cases were reported in which 145 cases were worked out and 192 accused were nabbed," data revealed.

Adding further, the data revealed that all the 91 cases of trespassing were solved and 101 people were nabbed.

More than 200 e-fir of theft was registered at IGI police station in which 39 of them were solved and six people were arrested.

"As many as 76 cases of cheating were registered in which 70 were solved and 86 cheaters were arrested," data added.

As many as 23 cases of crime against women were registered in which 21 of them were solved and 22 culprits were nabbed. 10 cases of accident were also reported at IGI airport in which seven people were arrested. A case of robbery was also solved and three robbers were nabbed. Data further added that six cases of MV theft (e-fir) and 13 cases of other theft also registered at IGI in which over 10 cases were worked out and 10 accused were nabbed.

As many as 90 cases of arms act were registered in which 88 were worked out and 88 people were nabbed.

"All 115 cases of touting were solved in which 139 touts were nabbed whereas in other acts, 24 cases were registered in which 23 were solved and 24 were arrested," data claimed

According to investigators, this year, they have busted various gangs who duped people on the pretext of jobs in other countries. In April this year, two men who sent people abroad on fake employment visa were arrested by IGI police. The accused advertised about the visa to the public through the public address system.

Meanwhile, criminals also changed their modus operandi. In September, a 32-year-old man who disguised as an octogenarian was arrested at IGI airport. The accused had changed his looks and prepared a fake passport to dodge security agencies.

Several cases were also reported at IGI police station in which innocent people were cheated on the pretext of the jobs at the airport. Earlier this year, the IGI police also held a meeting with various private travel agents in which they were told to stay away from touting activities.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that due to their efforts crime has decreased at IGI airport.

"Several initiatives were taken this year for the safety of passengers. The focus was given in solving theft cases at the airport," said DCP IGI.

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