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50 violent offenders detained under PD Act: CP

Hyderabad, Feb 16 (INN): Hyderabad City Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy on Monday claimed that the crime rate in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad has declined due to the detention of 50 violent offenders under the powerful Prevention Detention Law.

The Commissioner said that the City Police has been implementing the PD Act for the safety of public and their properties in Hyderabad City and as part of promoting peace and tranquility, women’s safety and effective maintenance of Law and Order. “The objective of implementing Preventive Detention is to detain a person, one who commits crimes continuously irrespective of cases registered and arrests made against him. The continuation of commission of crimes by such offenders, causes public disorder and creates panic in the society and disturbs peace and tranquility,” he said.

During the last six months, on the proposal received from various SHOs, the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner has issued orders to detain 50 violent offenders under Andhra Pradesh Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Dacoits, Drug-Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Land-Grabbers Act, 1986″ (Act 1 of 1986). They include 29 Goondas, 18 Chain Snatching Offenders, two Immoral Traffic Offenders and one Bootlegger. Highest number of 24 persons was detained in West Zone followed by 14 in South Zone, six in Central Zone, five in East Zone and one person in North Zone.

“Since the implementation of Preventive and Detention Act, the crime rate has declined drastically in respect of chain snatching cases and public disorder cases,” the Commissioner said.

In addition to above, Hyderabad City police will also implement the PD Act against the offenders, who indulge in repeated crimes like Land Grabbing, Drug trafficking, Fake Currency, Cheating, Fake Certificate Organizers, Crime against women like teasing, Economic Offences like Money Laundering… etc., said Mahender Reddy.

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