Rape cases up 59%, kidnappings 113% under Hooda regime
For a Chief Minister who claims that "all's well in the state" and for a Director General of Police, who has been at the helm of affairs for more than six years and says "the crime graph is not increasing", here's an eye opener.
Ever since Bhupinder Singh Hooda formed government in 2005 in Haryana, crime incidents against women have only increased, and that too by whopping percentage.
Sample this: 461 rape cases were registered in 2005. It touched 733 by the end of 2011 registering a 59 per cent increase. Also, while 344 cases of kidnapping and abduction of women were reported in 2005, the numbers rose to 733 in 2011, which shows a 113 per cent increase.
The figures are based on the annual crime statistics that the Haryana Police submits to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) every year.
It seems Haryana DGP, Ranjiv Singh Dalal ó the longest serving DGP in the country, he joined the post in October 2006 ó got his figures wrong when he addressed the first ever State Police Board meeting on Wednesday.
"The number of rape cases in the state have reduced by 80 this year as compared to 2011. Therefore, it is wrong to say that the number of such incidents has increased", Dalal had said during the meeting of the Board, headed by Hooda.
The figure he quoted was a month old - for August and not September. According to the figures maintained by the Haryana's State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), 567 rape cases were registered till September 29, 2011. The number was pegged at 507 in the corresponding period this year ó the effective difference being 60, and not 80 as claimed by Dalal.
"There are still three months to go. One can never be sure about the final figure by the end of the year," LR Dabas, Director, SCRB, Haryana, said.
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