November 25, 2020

Kidnapping for ransom cases on the rise in Bihar

PATNA: Over 15 cases of kidnapping for ransom were registered in the state in the first two months of the current year against eight cases reported during the same period last year.

In January this year, eight persons were kidnapped for ransom and the number stood at seven in February. The current year’s figure is highest after April 2015 when 11 kidnapping for ransom cases were reported across the state. In 2017, altogether 42 such cases were reported in the state.

ADG (headquarters) S K Singhal on Sunday said police have taken action in all the cases which took place in last two months. “Yes, the figures are high, but constant and regular monitoring is being done to bring down crime rate in the state,” he said.

Singhal said efforts were being made for ensuring citizen-centric policing, bringing transparency in the functioning of the police and fixing accountability on officers.

“The state government has appointed me as nodal officer to monitor conviction rate in the state and ensure speedy trials in several cases,” Singhal said, adding conviction is a major tool for inducing fear among criminals.

Courtesy: TNN

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