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Cop awareness drive to check juvenile crimes

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 19, 2016, 7:18 am IST
Updated Jan 19, 2016, 7:18 am IST
according to city cops, nearly 65 minors were tracked down in 159 criminal cases during the last five months of 2015
 according to city cops, nearly 65 minors were tracked down in 159 criminal cases during the last five months of 2015

KOZHIKODE: The city police in association with the excise department is launching an awareness programme for school students  to curb the increasing juvenile crimes. In the last one month alone, the city police had tracked over 15 juvenile robbers.  

The authorities are planning various programmes, including  screening of short films, staging street plays, conducting seminars  and  giving moral messages to the  students against such crimes.

According to the city police, the cases involving juvenile offenders have gone up by 18 per cent, and  nearly 65 minors were tracked down in 159 criminal cases during the last five months of 2015.

On Friday, Mavoor police nabbed a 16-year- old boy while he was robbing a bike. In the past two days,  over ten  juveniles were held  with stolen bikes and mobile phones.

In 2014, the cases were much less, said city police official K. Harish.  Juveniles rob bikes and sell them in  the local market for less money and use it for leading a luxurious life,  including buying new smart phones and going outside, he added.

“Student squads will be formed in  each school, and they will  help us in identifying those  with criminal  background. Boxes will be kept in schools where students can place their findings,” he  added.

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Location: India, Kerala




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