Hyderabad: Cyberabad which covers the prestigious IT hub, witnessed a 21 per cent decrease in crime this year, Cyberabad police commissioner V.C. Sajjanar said in his yearending assessment of the crime situation on Saturday.
“The year witnessed prompt action in solving sensational crimes, murder cases and white collar offences, initiatives that boosted staff morale and efficiency and community outreach activities involving citizens,” Mr Sajjanar told mediapersons
He said the focus on prevention of crime had yielded great dividends with citizen participation.
“A clear indication of this is the voluntary manner in which citizens came forward with contributions from different localities to install CCTV cameras under the ‘Nenu Saitham’ programme and the community CCTV,” he said.
The number of CCTV cameras zoomed from 6,500 to 54,175, registering a nine-fold increase, Mr Sajjanar said.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) that became operational in July this year unearthed several money circulation schemes, multi-level marketing fraud cases and white collar crimes.
This included the infamous Karakkaya/ink seeds scandal in which bank accounts with Rs 244.4 crore were seized along with Rs 2.75 crore in cash.
“This is a great effort to expose frauds committed by big companies that were duping innocent people by offering inducements,” he said....