Six States to jointly tackle organised crimes

The joint initiative was an upshot of the recent meeting of heads of Criminal Investigation Departments of  Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa, hosted by Karnataka.

The meeting was got up to discuss strategies to cope with organised crime spread over more than one State. Since the organised crimes are considered have a terrorism aspect, all six States have agreed to work in tandem.

Karnataka Director General of Police (CID) Dr. D. V. Guruprasad said told media here that a common data base and website had been created by the six States to tackle the problem.  The website, to be operated by an Inspector General of Police (IGP) is meant only for police operation among the States.

The website would be a dynamic with commission or resolution of any organised crime in any of the six States being posted on it immediately. The organised crimes include human trafficking, dacoity, robbery, serious property offence, cyber crimes, narcotics, money laundering and counterfeit racket. He noted that most of the organised crimes had the potential of funding terrorist activities.

Dr.Guruprasad observed that the districts of North Eastern Police Range, Gulbarga, were prone to narcotic crimes. Humnabad in Bidar district is said to be a hub for the narcotic mafia due to its strategic location on the Hyderabad-Pune national highway.

Farmers are lured in to cultivating opium and poppy in Humnabad taluk. Other districts where poppy is cultivated are Tumkur, Chamrajnagar, and Shimoga. DrGuruprasad said in future the CID would investigate all organised crimes committed anywhere in the State. He said the Corps of Detectives (CoD) which used to investigate only cases referred to it by the government had been changed now to CID to bring about a uniformity in investigation among all the six States.

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