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255 crime cases reported in April: Tirupati police

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Room for colour:Devotees arrive in ‘Bairagi Vesham’ to Thathayagunta Gangamma temple in Tirupati on Wednesday as part of the annual folk festival ‘Ganga Jatara’.– PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR
Room for colour:Devotees arrive in ‘Bairagi Vesham’ to Thathayagunta Gangamma temple in Tirupati on Wednesday as part of the annual folk festival ‘Ganga Jatara’.– PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR

The Tirupati Urban police district has witnessed 255 cases of crime reported in the month of April 2013 alone.

The cases are being settled and they are in various stages of progress.

Chairing the crime meeting here on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police S.V. Rajasekhar Babu expressed concern over the rising motor vehicle theft cases in the district and the piling stock of abandoned and recovered vehicles filling the stations.

He directed the concerned officials to dispose them off at the earliest by consulting the officials of the Regional Transport Authority.

Traffic snarls

On the growing traffic snarls and mishaps due to overtaking, especially on the Tirumala ghat roads, the department squarely blamed the APSRTC drivers for not giving way to the overtaking vehicles.

Mr. Babu told the RTC Regional Manager S. Nagasivudu to counsel the drivers to this effect.

With the local folk festival ‘Ganga Jatara’ being celebrated in and around Tirupati, the meeting decided to intensify vigil in crowded areas, especially near the Thathayagunta Gangamma and Vesalamma temples in the city.

Additional SP C. Rama Umamaheswara Sarma and other officials took part.

Vigil stepped up in crowded areas in view of ‘Ganga Jatara’ festival

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