Hc Pulls Up Dgp For Rising Crime Graph In State | Ranchi News – Times of India

Ranchi: The Jharkhand high court on Thursday questioned DGP Ajay Kumar Singh about the rise in the crime graph in the state. Singh appeared before a division bench of the high court in a case initiated suo motto after a report was made about land sharks trying to grab the property of a former Supreme Court judge, late Justice M Y Iqbal in the capital.
The bench of Justices S Chandrashekhar and Anubha Rawat Choudhary was hearing the petition when the court quizzed the top cop about the rise in crime. The bench said fewer patrolling vehicles are seen on the city roads at night which has emboldened the criminals.
The court also ordered Singh to file an affidavit and explain what steps and actions have been taken against the land mafia trying to grab the land of the former and late Supreme Court judge in the city.
Notably, the mafia had broken the boundary wall of the judge’s property on June 25 but were pushed back by the police guards posted at the residence.
In his reply, advocate general (AG) Rajiv Ranjan informed that the police have taken some firm decisions to deal with the land mafia. Land dealers with five or more criminal cases will be kept out of the district while dealers with four cases will have to mark their attendance every fortnight before the local police station, the AG said.
Further, land brokers with three criminal cases will have to file a personal bond on maintaining law and order.
A special investigating team of the police has been constituted which will look into cases against people accused of oppressing members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, crime against women and cases of land grabbing, the AG added.