Many hardened criminals out on bail: ADG asks police to put them behind bars
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–
The Additional Director General (ADG) police law and order, Ashok Kumar has directed the Special Task Force (STF) to put all the 62 criminals with bounty of Rs 5000 and above on their heads behind bars. He gave the order while he was chairing a meeting with the senior officers on STF and cyber crime on Tuesday.
During the meeting, ADG said that all pending investigations related to cyber crimes should be expedited. He highlighted the need to lodge immediate FIRs in the cases related to ATM and bank frauds and harassment of women on social media platforms. “The offenders must be arrested promptly,” he said.
Ashok Kumar, further, said that the ‘CLG Whatsapp groups’ should be made more active and an awareness campaign in the schools and colleges should be launched about cyber crimes and the ways to prevent them. He added that social media platforms, FM radio and cinema halls should be also get included in the awareness campaign with the menace turning serious.
Sounding worried over the fact that many active members of criminal gangs in the state are now out on bail, ADG said that action under ‘Gangsters act’ should be taken on these criminals and their properties should be attached. He, further, said that monthly meetings between the STF and district level Special Operation Group (SOG) should be held to increase synergy and fast disposal of the pending cases.
In the meeting, the need of enhancing the efficiency of the STF and cyber crime police stations was stressed.
ADG appreciated the fact that 662 mobile phones worth Rs 80 lakh have so far been recovered by the ‘Mobile Recovery Cell’ of the Cyber Crime police station of Dehradun. The cell had been set up in November 2017. The meeting was attended among others by inspector general (IG) law and order, Deepam Seth and Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) STF, Ridhim Agarwal.
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