Crime Rates Drop by 26% in Dimapur

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HT Correspondent

DIMAPUR, Dec 22: Dimapur district witnessed a drop of 26.4% in registered crime cases in 2021 than the year 2020, Dimapur commissioner of police Rothihu Teteseo said.

Briefing media persons on the overall law and order situation in the district in the last 12 months in his office chamber on Wednesday, Teteseo said a total of 738 cases were registered from January 1 till December 21 this year while 642 people were arrested.

Dubbing it as a major achievement of Dimapur police, he said 158 cases under the Extortion and Arms Act were registered during in the current year and 197 people were arrested in this connection. He said a total of 77 arms, 1,087 rounds of ammunition, seven grenades, 16 detonators, two metres of codex wire, nine programme timing devices, one doorbell IED, nine all-time switches, a number of extortion slips and more than Rs 18 lakh were seized since January 1 till December 21.

Tetseo said under non-FIR category, 15,000 people were booked while 24,600 people were challaned for violation of traffic rules.

He said the overall law and order situation in Dimapur for the last 12 months has been peaceful and was under control. Under the Dimapur police action plan, Tetseo said Dimapur police is putting extra enforcement to control extortion and illegal taxation activities. He said since the implementation of the district action plan in the last four months, extortion cases have come down in the district.

He said the Traffic police have deployed extra enforcement to prevent accidents, especially in the highway areas.

Tetseo said the Dimapur police have issued a number of advisories to the public for adherence for their safety and road traffic convenience in view of the ongoing festive season.

DCP (Crime) Sharat Laxman Markad highlighted the crime statistics of the district past in the past 12 months.

Among the major achievements of Dimapur police, Markad said 36 cases of kidnapping and abduction were registered while 81 people have been arrested in this connection. He added that 138 people were arrested in connection with 98 extortion cases registered in nine police stations under Dimapur police commissionerate.


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