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Haryana police arrest 293 wanted criminals in 2020

Haryana police arrest 293 wanted criminals in 2020
Manoj Yadava
Chandigarh Jan 21, 2021: Haryana Police, acting tough against notorious criminals
and other offenders arrested 293 most wanted and rewarded criminals
in the year 2020 across the state. Disclosing this here on Tuesday,
Director-General of Police (DGP), Haryana,  Manoj Yadava said that
all these arrested criminals were not only accused in heinous crimes
like murder, attempt to murder, extortion, loot, dacoity etc, but also
carried a reward ranging between Rs 5000 and Rs 2.50 lakh on their
arrest.
          The DGP informed that the state-wide effort during the year
to check crime rate also led to the arrest of 3653 proclaimed
offenders (POs) and 3183 bail jumpers. Out of these, 537 POs and 557
bail jumpers were apprehended by the state crime branch and the rest
were arrested by field units. Among the arrested offenders, many of
them had been evading arrest for long.
         Yadava informed that during the last year police had
laid special emphasis on control of illicit arms in the state and
registered 2182 cases under Arms act which was 9.26 percent  higher in
comparison to the 2019, despite COVID pandemic, and led to the seizure
of 1637 pistols, 52 revolvers, 2947 cartridges and 88 knives. Our
strategies are very clear and any kind of criminal element or habitual
offenders will not be spared, he added.
            Referring to the district-wise figures of arrest of
offenders, he said that maximum 53 most wanted criminals were arrested
from Mewat followed by 34 in Gurugram, 32 in Sonepat, 31 in Palwal, 28
in Jhajjar and 18 each in Faridabad and Rohtak.
            “As many as 31.70 lakh reward money had been given to the
informers who provided credible information for the arrest of these
big fish. Our Special Task Force, formed to deal with organized crime,
had also done a commendable job of making these arrests”, he added.
              Issuing a stern warning to the criminals, the DGP
further said that there is no place for crime in the state. Either
they leave the state or join the mainstream. Apart from STF, all the
Commissioners of Police and district Superintendents of Police have
already been told clearly to take stern action against the hardcore
criminals, organized gangs and any kind of anti-social elements.
B YS.Rana: Principal Correspondent

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