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Immoral trafficking cases on decline in Delhi

Sixty cases of immoral trafficking have been reported in the national capital region this year, marking a 'significant' decline in the trends in the last two years.

delhi Updated: Dec 28, 2008 11:04 IST

Sixty cases of immoral trafficking have been reported in the National Capital Region this year, marking a 'significant' decline in the trends in the last two years.

Official statistics show a marked decline in the cases of immoral trafficking in the NCR as the figures for 2005 and 2006 were "high" compared with those in 2007 and this year.

While 2007 recorded 63 such cases with 155 arrests, 60 cases were registered this year till November, nabbing 162 people for the offence.

However, the figures for 2005 and 2006 were 151 and 112 cases respectively.

"We are witnessing a declining trend in the cases of immoral trafficking. This year's figure is one-third of what was in 2005," a senior police official said.

The official said the sleuths have already worked out 56 cases this year while four are yet to be cracked.

Thirty-one cases have been chargesheeted this year, the official said, adding that in three cases, court has pronounced verdict convicting eight persons. Not a single person has been acquitted by the court in these cases.

There are 86 persons chargesheeted in these 31 cases, he said.

Last year, police managed to unravel all the 63 cases in which chargesheets were filed in 48 cases. Ten persons were convicted in seven cases while trial is pending in 41 cases.

Interestingly, police are yet to complete investigations of eight cases of immoral trafficking registered in 2005 and 23 in 2006, while the figure for 2007 is 15, though all the cases have been worked out.

In 2005, all the cases were worked out. As many as 505 accused were arrested and chargesheets were filed in 143 cases. Fifty-eight people were convicted in 27 cases while six persons were acquitted in three cases.

Similarly, city police managed to crack all the 112 cases with the arrest of 388 and file chargesheets in 89 cases in 2006. Twenty-two people were convicted in nine cases while three persons were acquitted in one case.

"In the last two years, we have managed to ensure that not a single person was able to walk free in cases in which court has pronounced its verdict. It shows that we did our homework very well," the official said.