Inspector General of Police of Northern Range K. Ramachandra Rao in presence of Superintendents of Police and other senior police officials took a day long review of the of law & order situation, crime rate and other related issues in the range.
The Northern Range of Karnataka police will try scale down roadside-accidents by at least 10% and clear all the pending FIRs (First Information Reports) in its five jurisdictional districts viz. Bagalkot, Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag and Vijayapura, during the current calendar year 2017.
IGP speaking to media told, in contrast with the murders nad other crimes, the police needed to look into taking preventive steps so that accidents could be avoided. A accident zone mapping was commenced from 2015 which has reduced a few accidents, but the police need to improve highway patrolling and take other stringent measures, which further helped in reduced number of accidents.
The police focused on rowdies and goonda elements, registered 1,575 cases against rowdies alone in 2015 and 1,919 in 2016. Also, 755 cases were registered against goonda elements during 2015 and 784 in 2016.
The number of complaints against various offences went up to 23,414 in 2016 from 21,327 in 2015. The number of cases of murder fell from 254 in 2015 to 210 in 2016; cases of atrocities against SC/ST persons came down from 225 to 217 during the same period. A total fine of more than Rs. 3 crore was collected for violations of various traffic rules in 1.73 lakh cases during 2015, which went up to Rs. 3.67 crore fine collected in 2,32,518 cases the next year.