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Nagaland emerges as safest state in NCRB records

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By EMN Updated: Dec 12, 2013 4:50 pm
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Temshinaro
DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 11

AFTER introducing the IT-enabled tracking system for investigation and detection of crime—“Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS)” by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Nagaland’s crime status has, no doubt, improved, yet due to lack of man power the state still fails to achieve zero crime status.Dimapur with seven Police Stations along with two other P.S. (Traffic Police and Women Cell) controls the whole of Dimapur which stretches till Medziphema. V. Z Angami, SP Dimapur, stated that Dimapur is such a big area and that seven Police Stations are not adequate to control and manage every area. He also stated that a proposal was given to the Centre through the Police Headquarter to streamline the department for more effective delivery.
Nagaland, according to NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau) report 2012, has been categorized as the “Safest state for women”, even as the national statistics for 2012 and 2013 indicate that crimes have increased. Hence, in order to maintain the status as per the NCRB record 2012, Nagaland needs to uphold its reputation through the common interest of the people.
NCRB 2012 also states that Nagaland has the lowest crime rate in India and in order to sustain the grade under the NCRB, not only should the police be the example but the general public must also join hands in making Nagaland a state with “No Crimes”.
But there is no room for complacency.Policing is clearly under pressure as crime trends show between 2012 and 2013.
Kidnapping and abduction cases under the comparative crime statistics in Dimapur for the year 2012 and 2013 issued by the SP Dimapur show that for the year 2012 only 16 cases were registered with just 10 pending investigations while for 2013, 63 cases have been registered with 61 pending investigations as on November 27. The launching of CCTNS in October, 2013 the department is hoping will help in addressing this problem before the year end.
The report also shows that attempt to murder which was 8 (registered cases) with 4 pending cases has increased by 17 registered cases with 12 pending investigations for the year 2013. Due to various genuine reasons as well as ignorance the police investigation department has failed to fulfill certain duties.
“If manpower increases, Dimapur crimes may come down then proper duties can be carried out without any hesitation” stated the SP Dimapur when questioned as to why crimes have increased in the fall of this year.
About the measures taken to improve the status of Dimapur PS, the SP stated that every crime department along with officers and IOs holds conferences and discusses the issues and problems related to every case that comes their way. He also stated that with the help of CCTNS the police department is doing its level best to solve cases and issues that come their way.
The SP further said that with the introduction of National Security Act (NSA), the department finds an added advantage in confining a man in jail before the court proceedings without giving bail which will help proper investigations to take place.
Any deviation from holding first place as the safest state for women and lowest crime rate will be negative performance on the part of not just the police but the people of the state.
The only option then, is to decrease the incidents of crime in the state and who can argue with that.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 12, 2013 4:50:07 pm