Police also said that 11% of the murders were “crime-related”, suggesting motives such as robbery, and 11% were crimes of passion. In 19% of cases, either the body was unidentified or the motive could not be ascertained.
While fewer heinous crimes such as murder, rape and robbery were reported, motor vehicle thefts continued to be an area of concern for the police — 44,158 vehicles were reported stolen last year, up from 39,084 in 2017.
In November, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said the national capital police has to become a role model for other police forces and had expressed anguish over the fact that the police personnel were not behaving well while dealing with the common man.
There are several factors like better awareness levels among Delhiites, better visibility of police on roads and quicker response of Delhi Police in such cases, special commissioner of police (Crime), said.
Special CP (law and order) R P Upadhyay confirmed the arrest of Rajesh Singh. Raju’s wife Renu Singh (41) and domestic help Raminder Singh (48) were also arrested under IPC Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence).
Police said that prima facie investigation revealed that former MLA Raju Singh, accused in the shooting, was drunk when he allegedly took out the pistol to shoot in the air, as many in the gathering were dancing.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI) Rajan Bhagat, public relations officer of the Delhi Police, said Kanhaiya Kumar who has been booked on sedition charges, have been taken on one-day remand by the Delhi police for further investigation in the JNU unrest. He added that that Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are also facing the charges of sedition, will be confronted on Friday for investigation. He further said necessary action must be taken against the accused.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, surrendered before the Delhi Police last night. Following a medical check-up, the two were interrogated on Wednesday for around five hours and will be presented before the magistrate later in the day. Khalid and Bhattacharya are among the five students who, along with JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event organised in the university campus on February 9.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing JNU row, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Tuesday said the circumstances have changed and "seditious" speeches had been delivered. Bassi said that he was confident of Delhi Police's tactics being used to investigate the matter are dynamic.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar's bail plea, seeking status report from the Delhi Police prosecutor. Divulging details on the matter, special public prosecutor of Delhi Police Shailendra Babbar said there are certain facts that they want to submit to the court and therefore a day's time has been granted. He added that there are enough evidence to prove Kanhaiya guilty.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Delhi police arrested controversial BJP legislator O.P. Sharma, on Thursday in connection with an assault case on Monday, but the former was later released on bail. Speaking to the media after getting bail, Sharma dubbed his arrest as an ‘embarrassment’, saying the one who one took action against traitors was getting punished.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, OP Sharma, was summoned by the Delhi Police on Thursday. Before being summoned, he said he respects the law and will cooperate with the police during the investigation.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Wednesday detained protesting National Students Union of India (NSUI) workers for shouting anti-BJP slogans. They also torched BJP flags and an effigy representing the ruling party. One of the protestors criticised the Centre for punishing the innocents and allowing the guilty to escape punitive action.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Delhi Commissioner of police BS Bassi on Wednesday said the Delhi Police has enough evidence against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. He added that as per their investigation some outsiders were also involved in the chanting of ‘anti-national’ slogans on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus.
New Delhi Feb 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to beef up security in and around Patiala House court, which will take up the case against Jawaharlal Nehru University student union president Kanhaiya Kumar, today. The Supreme Court has restricted the number of people inside Patiala House Court to the arguing counsel, two professors and five media people.
New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Father of Divyansh, who was found dead in a septic tank of Ryan International School, said he is disappointed with the approach of Delhi Police towards the investigation. He added that the Delhi Police is investigating the case as a “mishappening” and not murder. He further said that he has complete faith in the Indian judicial system.