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'Crimes against woman and cyber-crimes rises' says Anurag Sharma

December 28, 2013 - Hyderabad

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said that there was a dip in number of Special and Local Laws during the current year while there is an increase of crimes against woman and cybercrimes.

Sharma said that crime prevention and detection during the year 2013 was good though offences of murder for gain, murder, snatching, kidnaping and rape increased. Cyber crimes showed almost 350 per cent increase with 47 cases in 2012 to 162 cases this year. Similarly, crimes against women rose to 2,124 in 2013 compared to 1,823 in the previous year, the Hyderabad Police chief said.

Terror attack

Hyderabad City again came under terror attack this year on February 21 with two blasts killing 17 persons and injuring over 100 at Dilsukhnagar here, he said. The officer pointed out that this case was cracked by NIA with the arrest of Asadullah Akhtar alias 'Haddi' and IM's co-founder Yasin Bhatkal. However, three other accused including Pakistan-based Riyaz Bhatkal and two others Tahsen Akhtar and Iqbal Bhatkal were absconding.

NDPS cases

80 accused, including three foreigners, were arrested in connection with 40 NDPS cases registered this year, and 72 grams of cocaine and 100 grams of brown sugar and other contraband were seized from them, the senior police officer said.

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