Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) KV Rajendranath Reddy said they are focusing on increasing the conviction rate in a bid to instill fear among criminals and prevent crimes.
Rajendranath Reddy said all officers including IPS would be asked to deal with five to ten important cases each so that the prosecution and trial could be speeded up.
He cited a case of a foreign woman. Two youngsters attempted to rape her in the Rapur forest near Sydapuram in the Nellore district. The AP police completed the investigation and prosecution process within two weeks and got the verdict in just two months. Since the senior police officers have put all their efforts into the case, the victim was delivered timely justice, he added.
The DGP said that the conviction rate was not low in the state. "Vizag city police have achieved ten convictions. They include POCSO cases, in the past year. We are hoping that the conviction rate will further increase as the senior police officers will deal with all the major cases," he said.
On poor detection and conviction in the cybercrimes in the state, the DGP said that they will recruit some youngsters who are cybersecurity experts, directly into the police services to improve the detection and conviction rate in the virtual frauds. "Even the existing officials would also be trained. We are strengthening our training center at Anantapur and sub-offices across the state to deal with cybercrime," he added.
The DGP directed the officials to conduct Spandana programmes and take petitions regularly from people and he also stressed the need to redress people's grievances quickly by holding meetings with the aggrieved parties.