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CCB on drive to reduce pendency of cases

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Special team to hear complaints pending since 2016

A new initiative has been launched to reduce the pendency of complaints in the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the city.

V. Balakrishnan, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, took over as Joint Commissioner of Police, CCB, recently and launched the initiative.

The special unit of the city police deals with specialised cases — entrustment fraud, document fraud by impersonation, curency forgery, gangster operation, anti-extortion, kandu vatti, non-specialised traditional crime, job racket, video piracy, copyright violations, bank fraud, vishing, phishing, land grabbing and passport forgery.

Nearly 3,000 pending cases relate to bank fraud or online money transactions, which constitute the majority of cases.

Summons to be issued

“We are summoning the complainants/petitioners whose complaints have been pending since 2016. Sometimes it might be due to trivial reasons such as not producing the relevant documents as advised by the investigating officer. They might have come to a compromise but the investigation officer was not informed about it,” he said.

The Joint Commissioner, two deputy commissioners — S.R. Senthilkumar and Mallika — and other officers of the unit will personally hear the grievances of complainants. “The idea of the exercise is to find out the facts of the pendency. In some cases, the FIRs may not have been registered due to various factors. We have to find the reasons, open the FIRs and expedite the process of investigation,” Mr. Balakrishnan said.

He is also working out an elaborate plan of action to crack down on cases relating to bank frauds and curb vishing and phishing incidents.

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