Police seek history-sheeters help to affect crime-graph in Kanpur

December 30th, 2007 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin  

Kanpur, Dec.30 (ANI): Following the adage set a thief to catch a thief, the Uttar Pradesh Police in Kanpur are taking help from history-sheeters to dissuade potential offenders and help themselves to take right path in life.
It is well-known that the criminals a deep know-how of anti-social elements and their activities in their area. The present move is a step to utilise their awareness to root out crime.
The latest step intends to enable individuals having a history of crime to give up their crime world and be a help to the police in lieu of relaxations.
Kanpur’s Senior Superintendent of Police on Friday (December 28) summoned criminals and officials manning various police stations for a pro-active interaction. The wrong-doers included both who have cooled their heels behind the bars and other suspects.
“It is a kind of case study, in which we observed that the budding criminals are of young age. Also most of them who are caught in chain-snatching are literate. Out of them, most belong to experienced lot, and have passed a certain age. They have their own problems, said Anand Swaroop, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kanpur.
You will have to agree that a crime never pays. Hence, such people are taken in to counsel the nascent offenders, whose careers have been ruined because of it. Their responsibility would be to report about the crime and criminals in their area,” Swaroop added.
During the special meet, SSP Anand Swaroop declared that the charge sheets against over 80 years old individuals would be closed. While the investigation and hounding of those above 60 would be stopped.
The rest have been given a responsibility to inform about any stranger loitering around under suspicious circumstances in their area, and if necessary, bring them to police station and counsel them.
The latest move of the police has delighted all history-sheeters who, in return, have promised their full cooperation to police in future.
We have to live in the society. Whatever help is possible by us would be extended to the police. Whichever offender is not improving, he will be reported to the police,” said Nizamuddin, a history-sheeter.
The special meet was attended by over 1,200 history-sheeters of whom around 400 individuals have already served their terms behind bars. (ANI)

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