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STF to involve citizens in catching gangsters

Gurugram: The recent arrests made by the Special Task Force of Haryana revealed a disturbing fact that highlighted how sportsmen and artists had gone into criminal activities.

Even though it was not of much of a surprise to the STF officials, what is of major concerns was how these people hid their identity easily and lived within the common citizens.

Now to make sure that they get information about these criminals the STF has launched a WhatsApp number and the mail id by which they will be able to send the information to the team.

The WhatsApp number designated for the informers is 8800042000 and email stfhryinfo@gmail.com.

"Anyone can now inform to STF about organised crime on Whatsapp number 8800042000 and email stfhryinfo@gmail.com. The identity of informer will be kept completely secret & will be suitably rewarded," said KK Rao the STF head and who was earlier the Gurugram police commissioner.

It has now been more than a year since the STF on the Uttar Pradesh special task force was formed.

With more than six dreaded gangs that have crimes like murder, dacoity, rapes and extortion against them, the success of the special team will be widely anticipated in Gurugram.

It is important to note that even though their heads are lodged up in jail their henchmen continue to carry their nefarious activities. Beside the main gangs, there are also various small gangs that have ensured law and order challenge in the city.

A whopping amount of Rs12 crores was recovered from the busting of 53 gangs by Gurugram police last year. Some of these gang members in the process also resulted in the exchange of gunshots between the officials and the culprits.

Police sources in the Crime Branch maintain that there has been a reduction in the dangers posed by the deadly gangs of Gurugram since most of their leaders have either been eliminated or arrested. However, the sources also conceded that the danger from the gangs and their members has still not fully been removed.

"Our officials are well trained to deal with criminals who attack us and proper procedures are adopted. Even as challenges remain the Police has reduced the influence which these gangs used to possess at one point of time," said a Senior Police official from Gurugram Crime Branch.

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