Haryana Police to launch a special campaign against ‘kabootarbazi’ from May 15 

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With a view to generate awareness and to nab those involved in duping people on the pretext of sending them abroad (kabootarbazi), the Haryana Police has decided to launch a special campaign in the State from May 15 to 31 2016.
This was disclosed by Haryana Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mohd. Akil, while addressing a press conference, at Police Headquarters in Panchkula on Friday.
Akil said that initially the campaign would be launched for two weeks, but after its success and as per the requirement, the campaign could be re-started at any time during the year. He said that the main aim of the campaign is to make people aware and educated about the modus-operandi being adopted by agents, groups and middlemen who dupe people on the pretext of sending abroad, especially in Gulf countries, Canada, Europe and other countries.  He also sought cooperation of media in ensuring wide publicity of this campaign in the larger interest of the society.
The ADGP said that this campaign would run under the supervision of ADGP (Crime) who would monitor the campaign on daily basis. He said that at the local level, the Station House Officers (SHOs) have been entrusted the responsibility of the campaign and they would not only make the people aware through media but would also motivate them to come forward and report the crime, if any. He said that simultaneously, the campaign would also be launched on social media to make it more effective.
Akil said that as soon as the police get any believable information about any incident of kabootarbazi, case would be registered and it would be followed by intensive investigation. In case there was a need to collect evidences in the case, the culprit would be arrested and interrogated. Strict action would be taken in all such cases   reported to the police, he added.
In reply to a question, he said that belt of north Haryana from Yamunanagar to Sirsa including the areas of Kurukshetra , Ambala, Panchkula, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar and Fatehabad are most affected from kabootarbazi. He said that apart from Haryana, there are groups in other states also, whose agents are operating in Haryana and duping people. He said that of late attraction from Uttar Pradesh has been seen. Recently, two cases one from Meerut and other from Muzaffarnagar have come to the notice of the Haryana Police.
Akil said that kabootarbazi was a serious crime which resulted in the distress of the whole family. He said that many cases have   come to light where the agents took money from the unemployed youth but they were neither taken abroad nor the money was returned to them. In case they were taken abroad, they were forced to live like slave. He said that groups and agents involved in this crime not only dupe the youth of Haryana but also of other States who are residing in Haryana.
In reply to a question, Mohd. Akil said that to check crime against women, the Women Wing of the Haryana Police is functional at Police Headquarter and Police Stations at district level and is successful. Apart from this, the concept of women PCR has also become very successful in curbing the crimes against women. He said that after the success of Women Police Station, now demands were being raised to set up similar police stations at Sub Divisional Level.
Akil said that incidents of crime had been reduced considerably in the state during the last few years. Giving figures to support his claim, he said that 467 cases of crime against women have been registered in the state from January to April 2016 as against 578 cases registered during the corresponding period last year. Similarly, 313 rape cases have been registered from January to April 2016 as against 320 cases registered during the same period last year. Similarly, 4392 cases under Excise Act have been registered from January   to April 2016 whereas 4512 cases were registered during the corresponding period last year. Likewise, 443 cases were registered under NDPS Act   from January   to April 2016 whereas 670 such cases were registered during the corresponding period last year.

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