45% decline in cases lodged with UP GRP

ALLAHABAD: Though Uttar Pradesh has been ranked second in the country on the crime chart, the number of cases registered with the Government Railway Police of UP has shown a significant decline in one year. This has been revealed in the latest findings of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).

UP GRP reportedly registered a total of 2,782 cases in 2012 as compared to 5,116 cases in 2011, thereby showing a fall of 45.6%. Out of 2,782 cases, 22 were of murder, 11 attempt to murder, three rape, 14 kidnapping, eight dacoity, 40 robbery, one burglary, 1,836 thefts and 812 cases of other IPCs.

Maharastra tops the GRP chart with 4,062 cases including 17 of murder, eight attempt to murder, four rape, 10 kidnapping, 523 robbery, five burglary and 3,070 theft during 2012. Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha registered 2,222, 1,987 and 1,154 cases respectively in 2012.

Bihar GRP registered highest 43 murder cases while highest (513) robbery cases were registered with Maharastra GRP. Bihar also had highest number (15) dacoity cases while highest (34) burglary cases were recorded by Odisha GRP.

In the country, a total of 21,618 cases were registered with GRP during 2012 that included 252 cases of murders, 42 cases of rape and 61 cases of dacoities.

GRP officials claim that with the launch of helpline numbers, efforts are being made to offer immediate help to travellers. Besides, mobile police pickets have also been deployed on all 42 important trains.

“For the safety of passengers, a special operation group (SOG) has been constituted at all police outposts and GRP police stations,” said deputy SP, GRP, OP Singh. He added that 30 special escorts are being deployed on Allahabad-Delhi route on important trains. Besides, measures have also been taken for safety women passengers.