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Helmet rule to be strictly enforced from February 1

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Joint efforts: The Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, Karan Singha (right), along with Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range M. Ramasubramani, interacting with Tiruchi Range Superintendents of Police in Tiruchi.
Joint efforts: The Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, Karan Singha (right), along with Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range M. Ramasubramani, interacting with Tiruchi Range Superintendents of Police in Tiruchi.

Staff Reporter

In all the eight districts falling under the Central Zone: IG

TIRUCHI: Helmet rule will be strictly enforced in all the eight districts falling under the Central Zone from February 1, the Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, Karan Singha, said on Wednesday. The Central Zone comprises Tiruchi Rural, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Karur, Ariyalur, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts.

The strict enforcement of helmet rule was an effort to bring down fatalities caused by road accidents.

Fines would be imposed on those violating the helmet rule, Mr. Karan Singha told the media here.

He said the police were holding monthly meetings with Village Vigilance Committees constituted in the coastal villages across the Central Zone, to step up vigil and monitor movement of strangers, if any.

The Coastal Security Group and the local police had been working in tandem to keep vigil in the coastal districts, Mr. Karan Singha said.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range, M. Ramasubramani, said vigilance committees had been activated in all villages falling under Tiruchi Rural, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ariyalur and Karur districts to prevent crimes.

Of the 146 murders reported during 2009 in the Tiruchi Range, 143 cases were detected.

Likewise, 919 of the 958 property offence cases reported in 2009 were cracked enhancing the level of detection to 96 per cent.

The value of property lost exceeded over Rs. 3.48 crore, while the stolen property recovered was more than Rs. 3.12 crore.

More than 90 per cent of the stolen property had been recovered in Tiruchi, Perambalur, Ariyalur and Karur districts.

He said there was a drop in the number of property offence cases in Tiruchi Range in 2009 as compared to 2008 when over 1,200 cases were reported.

Stern action had been taken against rowdy elements, he said adding that over 22,000 cases were registered under Security Sections in 2009 in Tiruchi Range alone.

As many as 140 persons were detained under the Goondas Act and three were detained under the Land Grabbers Act in Tiruchi Range.

The Superintendents of Police of Tiruchi Rural, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Karur and Ariyalur were present.

Mr. Singha presented cash awards to officers and other personnel in appreciation of their role in detection of property crime cases and performance on the law and order front.

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