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Haryana Police busts 117 gangs in first half of 2020

ANI | Updated: Jul 13, 2020 00:09 IST

Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], July 12 (ANI): In the first half of 2020, Haryana Police busted 117 criminal gangs which were active in the state and suspected to be responsible for various heinous crimes, a press release issued by Haryana Police said on Sunday.
According to the release, the gangs were suspected to be responsible for crimes like dacoity, robbery, burglary, theft among other crimes.
According to the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Navdeep Singh Virk, all the field units including the Special Task Force, intensified efforts to check the crime graph by sustained action against criminal gangs following directives issued by the Police Headquarters.
"As a result of a comprehensive strategy, Police have busted 117 dreaded criminal gangs including 3 involved in dacoity, 11 in robbery, 23 in burglary, 43 in theft and 37 others engaged in various other criminal activities in the State. As a result, 633 criminal cases have been successfully worked out with the arrest of 409 gang members between January and June 2020. Apart from this, stolen properties worth Rs 346.80 lakh have also been recovered from apprehended members," he said.
Additionally, a total of 625 pistols, 25 revolvers, 1296 cartridges, and 37 knives have also been recovered during this period.
The ADG also said, "As a result of our sustained operations, the overall crime graph is continuously witnessing a downward trend in the State. We will continue our focused operations against hardened criminals and crime syndicates." (ANI)

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