Po­lice chief lauds 139 cops for good work

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan fe­lic­i­tated 139 of his of­fi­cers for their out­stand­ing per­for­mances in terms de­tect­ing crimes, re­cov­er­ing stolen goods, help­ing out ac­ci­dent vic­tims and ed­u­cat­ing the masses in 2015.

The top cop also en­cour­aged his men to con­tinue with their good works. He handed over cer­tifi­cates at a pro­gramme held at po­lice head­quar­ters on Thurs­day.

“Sev­eral ma­jor cases were solved in the city last year. De­spite the fast pop­u­la­tion growth, the crime rate in the city in­creased by only 2%. Our con­vic­tion rate in­creased by 7% last year. We can say that po­lice are do­ing their best and we have also seen good re­sults,” Ran­jan said.

For pre­vent­ing il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing run in the city, the po­lice had formed two spe­cial squads around three months ago com­pris­ing around 10 of­fi­cials. This squad has con­ducted raids at sev­eral video par­lours, en­ter­tain­ment clubs, mas­sage parolours and lot­tery shops for al­low­ing im­moral ac­tiv­i­ties and ar­rested over 200 peo­ple.

“It is sad that some res­i­dents show dis­in­ter­est in aware­ness drives con­ducted by the po­lice against house break-ins and other crimes. They hardly fol­low the pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures men­tioned in the no­tices put up by cops in var­i­ous parts of the city. There will be a con­sid­er­able de­cline in bur­glary cases if they even read and fol­low the safety mea­sures men­tioned in such no­tices,” Ran­jan added.

Ap­peal­ing to the res­i­dents for sup­port, Ran­jan said, “We can­not com­plete in­ves­ti­ga­tions with­out co­op­er­a­tion of res­i­dents who are ac­tu­ally plain clothes po­lice.”

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