Police commissioner Ishwar Singh has claimed that 17 blind murder cases have been solved by the Ludhiana police commissionerate since he took over on April 1.
Listing his achievements during a press conference on Sunday, Ishwar said these cases included the double murder of Moga DSP Balraj Singh and Monika Kapila.
He said 46 murder cases had been reported from April 1 to October 25, of which the police had solved 37 and arrested 67 people.
The commissioner claimed that during this period, the police busted 172 gangs and arrested 517 miscreants. The police also arrested 233 carjackers of 43 gangs compared to 170 in 2011.
The police busted 97 gangs of snatchers and looters and arrested 156 miscreants in this period. The police had arrested 111 miscreants last year for robbery and snatching. The police recovered property worth about Rs 76.84 lakh, up from nearly Rs 49.72 lakh in 2011.
The police also busted 32 gangs of burglars during this period and arrested 128, while recovering stolen articles worth about Rs 56.45 lakh. The recovery from burglars was nearly Rs 35.52 lakh in 2011.
According to the police commissioner the police recovered 33.23 quintals of poppy husk from April 1 to October 25 this year, besides 22.5 kg, charas, 40.37 kg opium, 65.02 kg of hashish, 0.66 kg of smack, 0.485 kg of heroin and 1.817 kg of narcotic powder.
The commissionerate formed a special anti-illicit liquor smuggling wing this year. The police arrested 398 people for smuggling illicit liquor and recovered 17,822 litres of hooch.
Also, 217 proclaimed offenders were arrested from April 1 to October 25.
"Timely action taken by the police has build confidence among city residents. People can enjoy the festive season without any fear as the police are available 24 hours a day at their service," said the police commissioner.