Puri: In a bid to make the district as well as the world-renowned pilgrim city crime-free, the district police under the leadership of SP K. Vishal Singh, the special team headed by the City DSP has arrested 18 hardcore criminals and forwarded to the court.
The 18 arrestees have a number of cases, especially murder and extortion, pending against them at various police stations in the city as well as in the district.
Now the district police have adopted zero tolerance to crime and anti-social activities.
Even the contact numbers of the SP and City DSP have been shared on the social media for the public benefit and safety. It has been urged that the people can lodge their complaint against the criminals over the phone numbers. The whistle blower’s address and identity will be kept secret.
The SP has also assured reward to the complainants and informers for their significant and fruitful information.
As per a press note released by the Puri Police, “Few days back a viral audio on threatening made by anti-socials to some hoteliers demanding ‘Dada Bati’ was found being circulated in various circles and was also received on the personal mobile of SP, Puri.”
As immediate action was initiated by Puri Police and DSP City and IICs and staff of 8 police stations, they conducted multiple raids at different places of the city. During the drive, 18 anti-social/harden criminals involved in various crime/unlawful activities, collection of Dada Bati (extortion money) and other specific cases have been apprehended and forwarded to the court.
“The viral audio cases has also been cracked and accused person has been identified and arrested. This refers to Baliapanda PS Case No 09/2021 vide Sr No 1,” the press note mentioned.
“We appeal to all to give free information directly to any police station, DSP City or directly to CUG / Personal WhatsApp No of SP Puri to have a joint, sustained and long term effort and drive to make Puri crime free,” the district police press communiqué stated.
It also mentioned, “Suitable reward would be given and name of information provider would be kept confidential.”