National capital crime scene 'faceless'

National capital  crime scene 'faceless'

 
“There is no organised crime in Delhi. Faceless characters are committing crimes,” Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal told an annual press conference here. In a majority of cases of robbery, snatching and kidnapping reported in the capital in 2009, arrested persons were found to be “novices” or first-timers, he added.

Dadwal said 90.56 per cent of those arrested in connection with dacoity and robbery cases   were found to be “first-timers”.

All the accused arrested in connection with cases of kidnapping for ransom were also first-timers. In cases of snatching too, 88.97 per cent of the arrested persons were found to be first-timers, he added.

Dadwal attributed this to the fact that Delhi has a heterogeneous population and people are coming in from different parts of the country. He said that a total of 514 cases of dacoity and robbery, 26 cases of kidnapping and 1293 cases of snatching were reported in the capital in 2009.

All the 71 people arrested in connection with the 26 kidnapping cases were found to be first-timers.

Out of a total of 1,351 people, who were arrested in connection with cases of snatching, 1,202 were found to be novices, 125 previously involved and 24 history-sheeters.

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