Cops’ bid to check crime in City

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, February 19:

An operation, launched by the Kathmandu District Police Office (KDPO), Hanumandhoka, 15 days back, has been successful in bringing down the number of petty crimes, including thefts, hooliganism and stabbing, the police say. The operation was launched to take on crimes taking place in the evening.

An analytical report prepared by the Crime Investigation Branch (VCIB), Hanumandhoka, shows that the situation has indeed improved. While three cases of thefts used to be reported every day on an average, the number has gone down to one after the operation was launched, the VCIB said. According to a police official at the VCIB, very few cases of petty crimes, including snatching, hooliganism, stabbing, have been reported after the operation was launched. The KDPO has issued directives to police offices and units working under it to increase patrolling in the evening. “We have been told to take suspects into custody,” a police official at the Singhadurbar ward police office said. According to Ganesh KC, a deputy superintendent of police at the Kathmandu District Police Office, the police round up about 100 persons every evening.

“Police personnel have been asked to make sure that innocent people are not troubled.”