Fatal accidents on rise in dist

Road accidents claim 60 lives in last three months;

According to statistics available between July 2010 to Sept 30, as many as 60 persons had been killed in 52 road accident cases in a span of three months.

This was revealed at a property parade organised by the District police at the DAR grounds here on Sunday. A total of 385 people have been injured in minor accidents.

Traffic density

Superintendent of Police, Ramasubba told reporters here that the traffic density has increased across highways and the department has forwarded a proposal to the government to open two traffic police stations in Nanjangud and Hunsur.
However, the Government is yet to give approval for the long-time demand.

However, they have made arrangement to depute law and order staff to man traffic on the busy Mysore-Nanjangud Highway by giving them white uniform.

Theft

In the same period, the district has reported about 197 cases of theft and the worth of articles is around ` 56,54,045. Out of the total valuables worth `10,35,400 pertaining to 41 cases are recovered.

Hitherto, from January this year, the district has reported theft and robbery of articles and goods worth ` 2.3 crore for about 510 cases.

The police have cracked 115 cases and recovered valuables worth ` 80 lakh so far, he said adding that articles worth ` 24,43,454 were returned to the plaintiffs, the outgoing SP remarked.

Murders

In the quarterly period between July and Sept, the district registered 20 murders of which 15 cases are under investigation and chargesheet filed in in five cases.

One case of dacoity, 15 cases of extortion, five cases of daylight robbery, 97 cases of night robbery and 72 cases of theft were reported during the same period, Ramasubba added.

On the occasion, the officers and staff of various police stations who worked for the solving of various cases, were felicitated with certificates.

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