Hyderabad Crime Branch Empowers Victims, Enhances Transparency in Investigations

Hyderabad: In an attempt to increase transparency in investigation of cases and to expedite the probe, the Hyderabad Crime Branch has started reaching out to complainants and victims of land grabbing cases and ‘white collar’ financial fraud crimes.

According to the model developed by Hyderabad police commissioner K. Sreenivasa Reddy and Crime Branch officials, victims can meet the investigating officers at any time and seek case updates. They can highlight their concerns if they feel that the investigation is not going in the right direction.

A.V. Ranganath, joint police commissioner, crimes & SIT, Hyderabad, told Deccan Chronicle that the aim was to expedite the investigation, bring the accused to book and ensure that the victims get justice at the earliest.

“The most important part of the endeavour is to keep the victims informed. This will make things more transparent and ensure accountability among the investigators,” he said. Victims can also take their concerns regarding the course of investigation to senior officials.

“All cases coming to the Central Crime Station (CCS) involve huge financial loss to the victims. Any slight negligence in the investigation might cost them. If any officer is found negligent or not conducting the investigation properly, stringent action will be taken against them,” he said.

Major cases:

Important cases that the Hyderabad Central Crime Station is investigation

TSPSC question paper leakage: Chargesheet filed

Rs 64 crore Telugu Academy funds scam: Chargesheet filed

Rs 1,111cr Sahiti Infratech Ventures India Pvt Ltd scam: Under investigation

Break-In at Dundigal Basti Dawakhana, Medical Equipment and Supplies Stolen

Unidentified persons broke into a Basti Dawakhana at Dundigal on the city outskirts and stole BP measuring equipment, a weighing machine and some chains, Dundigal police said. The incident occurred on December 23 last. Clinic staff reported the matter to senior officials in the health department and lodged a police complaint after getting approval.

Rachakonda She Teams Nab 224 including 84 Minors for Harassing Women and College girls

The Rachakonda police She Teams caught 224 persons — including 84 minors —for harassing women and college girls from different locations over the past month. The minors were counselled in the presence of their parents and let off.

Police arrested the 140 persons who were above the age of 18 and produced them at a court. She Teams DCP Usha Vishwanath said the police would not let go of those found harassing girls and women, and urged the victims to approach the police.

The harassers were caught in public places on the basis of complaints as well as by undercover police teams.

Sixty victims lodged complaints were the phone, 120 on WhatsApp and messages. Of the victims, 60 were harassed through social media apps and 50 directly.

Hyderabad Police Nab Trio Smuggling 130 kg Ganja

The commissioner’s southeast zone task force and Bowenpally police arrested three persons while they were smuggling 130 kg of ganja, in Sikh Village. The trio of Jai Singh Bhati, Rup Chand Kachawa and Prem Kumar Parmar, natives of Rajasthan, were also running a noodles stall and a donkey farm, police said.

Police seized the contraband, two cars in which it was being smuggled and other property, all worth Rs 32.5 lakh. They were bringing the ganja from Rajahmundry for sale in the city. Based in prior information, the police intercepted them at about 9.30 am, according to G. Madhusudhan Rao, additional DCP, north zone.

Four months back the trio came in contact with two alleged ganja smugglers, Mangilal and Dharmendra, who are absconding, who referred them to their supplier Ranjan of Rajahmundry. They pooled '2 lakh each, and purchased the ganja.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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