Delhi Police deny Kejriwal’s claims of surge in crime as city sees 9 murders in 24 hrs

Radhika Dhawad | Jun 24, 2019 19:43

Delhi Police denied Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal's claims of surge in crime as state sees 9 murders in 24 hours.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister of Delhi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal expressed his concern about the ‘dangerous spurt’ in crimes in the city. Kejriwal in his tweet on Sunday questioned the safety and security of people of Delhi after an elderly couple along with their helper was murdered at their residence in Vasant Vihar. Soon, Delhi Police on twitter denied any increase in crime in the capital.

Since the Delhi Police comes under the purview of the Central government, Kejriwal questioned them by asking, “Delhi is witnessing a dangerous spurt in serious crimes. An elderly couple and their domestic help murdered in Vasant Vihar. Nine murders reported in last 24 hours across the city. Whose door should be knocked for safety & security of Delhiites?”


However, Delhi Police refuted the chief minister’s claims of increase in crimes. It responded by saying, “No such increase in crime in Delhi. Overall heinous crimes down by 10% this year compared to 2018. Similarly heinous crime committed against senior citizens also down by 22% due to preventive efforts of Delhi police.”


Delhi Police further wrote, “Also two of the three incidents of murder which Hon’ble CM ‪@ArvindKejriwal is referring have been committed by family members or persons living in the house. Both cases are solved & accused arrested. In the Vasant Vihar case also entry is friendly and police has vital leads.”


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