Staff Reporter

An album of criminals is prepared for easy identification, says SP

TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi Rural Police have detected 91 per cent of the property offence cases reported in the district during the calendar year 2006. They have made 90 per cent recovery in the breakthrough cases.

Of the 320 property offence cases reported in various places in the district last year, the police detected 290 of them. The accused in 46 cases were convicted and those in five cases were acquitted.

Conveying this to reporters here on Wednesday, the Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi (Rural), Ashok Kumar Das, said that out of the Rs.60.72 lakh worth property stolen during 2006, the police had recovered Rs. 55 lakh worth stolen goods.

The number of property offences reported in 2006 was less compared to 2005, when a total number of 358 cases were registered. The SP said the detection and the recovery rates in 2005 were 87 and 80 per cent respectively. Special teams formed to probe the property offence cases had cracked 70 per cent of the cases in coordination with the local police and with assistance coming forth from neighbouring districts in certain cases.

The robbery cases in the district had substantially reduced in 2006 when seven cases were reported. A total number of 21 robbery cases were registered in 2005.

All the seven cases registered last year have been detected.

The SP said the Tiruchi Rural Police had also detected six `murder for gain' cases and five dacoity cases last year.

Mr. Ashok Kumar Das said the police had prepared an album containing photographs of over 100 criminals from the Ramji Nagar area for easier identification of accused in case of crime cases being reported.