Four police stations in South Mumbai have not registered a single crime case in the last few days.
“For the last seven days, not a single crime has been reported in the area under our jurisdiction,” said Siddheshwar Gove, police inspector, MRA Marg police station.
He added that the last case of crime was lodged at their police station on April 22.
Similarly, no crimes have been lodged since April 26 at the Malabar Hill, NM Joshi Marg and Azad Maidan police stations.
“On an average, these police stations get one or two crime cases a day. However, in the last week, barely any complaints were lodged,” said Ashok Dabhade, police inspector (crime), NM Joshi Marg police station.
The police attributed this drop to an increase in preventive measures implemented, especially in sensitive areas.
“We patrol sensitive areas several times a day. The increased presence of police personnel has made it harder for offenders to commit crimes,” said an officer from the Malabar Hill police station on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to talk to the media.
The police officials also said that with the Cricket World Cup and several Indian Premier League matches being held in the city, security has been more stringent than usual.
“Increased police presence on the streets has played an important role in bringing down crime in the areas,” said Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime).