A systematic effort has been made by constituting special teams across the range comprising Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Karur, Ariyalur and Perambalur, to accelerate probe in undetected crimes and apprehend the accused.

A fresh impetus to solve undetected grave offences reported in Tiruchi range has been given by the law enforcing authorities in an effort to reduce pendency. A systematic effort has been made by constituting special teams across the range comprising Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Karur, Ariyalur and Perambalur, to accelerate the probe in undetected violent crimes and achieve breakthrough by apprehending the accused and recovering the stolen property.

Primacy has been accorded to cracking crimes of serious nature such as murder for gain, grave house burglaries, murder, robberies, and grave thefts.

This time, the teams are headed by the inspector concerned and provided with necessary logistical support and manpower to aid the officer in expediting investigation. The inspectors handpicked for the task have been spared from normal duties to enable them focus on pursuing clues and inputs.

Undetected offences are those where the investigators are in the blind about the identity of the accused and without any tangible clues.

Police sources say around 90 grave crime cases reported in Tiruchi range remain “undetected” for want of tangible clues. This includes two murder cases, three murder for gain, 38 robberies, and 40 grave burglaries.

Though no time limit has been set to crack the undetected cases, the teams have been instructed to pursue those cases where they had some specific clues that could help them in piecing together information before zeroing in on the culprits, say the sources.

The focus on solving the undetected offences was driven home at a meeting chaired by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi range, A. Amalraj, with the Superintendents of Police of the range recently.

Though many grave crimes reported in the current year have been detected and stolen property recovered, the concentration is now on accelerating the probe in undetected violent crimes, including murder for gain and robberies, and achieve breakthrough in order to reduce their pendency, says DIG Amalraj.

Instructions have been given to the Deputy Superintendents of Police, the sub divisional police officer, and Additional Superintendents of Police, to inspect the crime scene whenever an offence of a grave nature was reported in their respective jurisdiction.

The progress made by the teams in the undetected cases would be monitored time-to-time by the respective Superintendent of Police and the DIG.

Of the over 200 grave crimes reported in the five districts in Tiruchi range in the current year up to October, as many as 142 of them had been detected, according to police statistics. The detection rate and the recovery of stolen property rate in the current year up to October is 62 and 75 per cent respectively.