Nagpur police have made up their mind to take stringent action against the goons, who despite being externed from the city limits commit crime.
A proposal seeking amendment in the related laws have already been sent to the State home ministry and its nod is awaited.
Addressing a press conference commissioner of police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay along with joint commissioner of police, said, “We will impose Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MOCOCA), on these goons.”
The move comes in the backdrop of two incidents where externed criminals killing a youth in Indira Nagar, Jat Tarodi in Imambada a few days back while another history-sheeter trying to create ruckus in New Year celebrations was lynched by a mob in Rajiv Nagar, under the jurisdiction of MIDC police station. The cops’ top priority is to ensure that they are kept away from city limits and also take more effective action against them.
“We have sent a proposal to the State government to make it a non-bailable offence and further we are planning to take action under MCOCA against these criminals,” said Dr Upadhyay.
Speaking about the crime scene in the city, the city police chief said the crime graph witnessed a 9 per cent decline in 2018 as compared to year 2017. Similar was the trend in other crime like murder cases came down to 72 in 2018 against 85 in 2017, 46 per cent decrease in chain snatching incident, loot incidents decline by 25 per cent, thefts by 25 per cent and extortion by 12 per cent.
Similarly, the numbers of deaths in road mishaps have also come down by 7 per cent with 252 people losing life in 2018 against 270 in 2017. Overall there was a decline in crime rate in the city owing to some campaigns and drives undertaken by the city police, Dr Upadhyay said.