Will form a squad to solve pend­ing cases: Po­lice chief

Im­prov­ing de­tec­tion rate, re­duc­ing cy­ber­crime pri­or­i­ties for He­mant Na­grale

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

Five days af­ter tak­ing charge, He­mant Na­grale, the new po­lice com­mis­sioner of Navi Mum­bai, re­vealed his ac­tion plan and the pri­or­i­ties for the satel­lite city.

Speak­ing to me­di­a­per­sons at his Be­la­pur of­fice on Wed­nes­day, he said that im­prov­ing the de­tec­tion rates, re­duc­ing cy­ber­crimes, safety of women and se­nior cit­i­zens and curb­ing the men­ace of nar­cotics will be his pri­or­ity.

“We are se­ri­ous about the un­de­tected cases in the city. We will soon start a squad to de­tect such crimes and ar­rest the cul­prits,” Na­grale said.

Files of all un­de­tected mur­der cases of the past five years will be re­opened.

“We will ap­point some new of­fi­cers to rein­ves­ti­gate those cases. Sim­i­lar ac­tions will be taken on unclaimed and uniden­ti­fied bod­ies. In 2016 alone, we have four mur­der cases which are yet to be de­tected,” he said.

He pointed out that crimes in Navi Mum­bai have not in­creased in the past few years.

“How­ever, we do not find a good pic­ture when it comes to cer­tain crimes such as ve­hi­cle theft, chain snatch­ing, cheat­ing among oth­ers. So we will have to de­vise a way so that we can bring such crimes un­der con­trol and en­sure safety of peo­ple of all ages,” he added.

Ac­cord­ing to Na­grale, Navi Mum­bai had a very good de­tec­tion rate last year which was over 60. How­ever, he ad­mit­ted that there it can be im­proved.

“The in­creas­ing cy­ber­crimes is an­other mat­ter of con­cern for us. First, we will have to find an ef­fi­cient of­fi­cer with re­quired ex­per­tise to head our cy­ber cell. Then we will think about ex­pand­ing the cell with more man­power and get­ting a new cy­ber lab with new equip­ment. I will also dis­cuss with my of­fi­cers what ac­tion we can take for re­duc­ing crimes against women and chil­dren,” he said.

Na­grale’s pre­vi­ous post­ing was ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral and chief vig­i­lance of­fi­cer, Mhada.

“The city of Navi Mum­bai is a big one and there are also sev­eral in­dus­trial towns in it. Con­struc­tions of new res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings are also go­ing on in full swing. The pace of devel­op­ment will be ac­cel­er­ated with the com­ing of the in­ter­na­tional air­port. So will have take ac­tion think­ing about the changes that may come af­ter a few years,” he added.

When asked about his stand on is­su­ing new li­cences to ladies bars in the city, Na­grale said, “The Navi Mum­bai po­lice have not is­sued any li­cences of ladies bars re­cently. We will go by the rule book and fol­low the guide­lines given by the state.”

Na­grale said that he would try to find out the rea­sons why the build­ings of cer­tain po­lice sta­tions have not been ren­o­vated and why con­struc­tions of new build­ings have not been started even af­ter al­lot­ment of the plots.

“I will also visit the coastal po­lice sta­tions and see if there is a need to im­prove the costal se­cu­rity sys­tem. If any­one finds any prob­lem with us or want to share some­thing, he or she can meet me in my of­fice,” he added.

The in­creas­ing cy­ber­crimes is an­other mat­ter of con­cern for us. First, we will have to find an ef­fi­cient of­fi­cer with re­quired ex­per­tise to head our cy­ber cell. Then we will think about ex­pand­ing the cell with more man­power and get­ting a new cy­ber lab with new equip­ment. I will also visit the coastal po­lice sta­tions and see if there is a need to im­prove the costal se­cu­rity sys­tem. If any­one finds any prob­lem with us or want to share some­thing, he or she can meet me in my of­fice. HE­MANT NA­GRALE, Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Po­lice com­mis­sioner of Navi Mum­bai He­mant Na­grale at a press con­fer­ence on Wed­nes­day.

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