Madhapur zone registers most number of police cases
Deccan Chronicle.| Naveen Kumar
Madhapur zone covers Raidurgam, Gachibowli, Kukatpally, Narsingi, Miyapur, Chandanagar, RC Puram, KPHB, Bachupally, Madhapur, Kukatpally
There are many cybercrimes and online cheating cases reported from these areas. As the zone accommodates places which are developed, there is also a lot of activity, the DCP explained. Representational image/DC
Hyderabad: The Madhapur zone in Cyberabad has registered the most number of police cases — 11,761 — in 2021 in all three commissionerates, as per their annual reports which were released recently.
Some officials said the large number of cases was due to the location of a large number of ‘happening places’ in the area, Madhapur DCP K. Shilpavali, however, said that this was the result of people being more aware of policing and finding the cops more approachable to lodge complaints.
The Madhapur zone, covers Raidurgam, Gachibowli, Kukatpally, Narsingi, Miyapur, Chandanagar, RC Puram, KPHB colony, Bachupally, Madhapur and Kukatpally. It had registered 9,879 cases in 2020, nearly 2,000 cases less than in 2021.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, DCP Shilpavalli said that most of the cases were booked under the IT Act as the zone housed many software firms and employers.
"There are many cyber crimes and online cheating cases reported from these areas. As the zone accommodates places which are developed, there is also a lot of activity," the DCP explained.
"It is a good sign that people are approaching the police as it shows how aware they are of their police stations. The detection rate has been good, which can instil confidence in people that they can approach us and get justice," Shiplavali said.
With most services going online and companies becoming more tech-savvy during the Covid-19 pandemic, cybercrime cases in the Cyberabad commissionerate increased by 218 per cent in 2021 over 2020, to 3,854 from 1,212.
Addressing this jump, Cyberabad police commissioner Stephen Ravindra said that the cases have increased as people have started reporting the offences through National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, its helpline number 155260 and social media platforms.
Zone-wise overall crime in the three police commissionerates in the city in 2021
Central Zone: 3,975
East Zone: 3,778
North Zone: 3,723
South Zone: 5,548
West Zone: 7,078
LB Nagar: 10,284