Delhi Police to form special units for white collar crimes

June 6th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Delhi Police will set up separate cells in all districts of the state capital to investigate white collar crimes and speed up the disposal of economic offence case, Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal said here Saturday.
“The white collar crime cells would work separate from the Crime Branch’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and operate under district deputy commissioners of police,” Dadwal told reporters here.

“We have conceptualised the idea. There is a shortage of investigators. Special training will be given to police personnel who will be shifted to the cell,” Dadwal said.

Initially, as a pilot project, three districts will be selected to set up the cells.

At present economic crimes of over Rs.10 million or cases having a large number of complainants are handled by the EOW.

The decision to set up the cells comes at a time when white collar crimes like cheating, forgery and property disputes are on the rise, Dadwal said.

“We have to accelerate the process of disposal of cases. These new cells will handle all such cases in the districts,” he added.

According to Delhi Police statistics, the EOW investigated 781 cases, including the DDA flat allotment scam, last year apart from enquiring 3,241 complaints. A total of 172 people were arrested.

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