Today In a big announcement made by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, dissolved RR Cell Rapid Response Cells.
The cells work directly under the respective range inspector generals of police (IGs). Each range comprises 3 to 4 districts, and each district superintendent of police (SPs) reports to the concerned Range IG. The RR Cells were formed in 1995 to help range IGs to conduct raids in a prompt manner. Presently its usefulness has been diminished. The government has decided to dissolve all RR Cells in Gujarat. We want to strengthen the district SPs for effective law enforcement said CM Rupani.
The decision has come weeks after the Gujarat Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught an assistant sub-inspector connected to the RR Cell of Ahmedabad Range while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakhs.
CM Rupani has said that the primary condition for development is a strong law and order system. Making the situation more serious and making the citizens of the state realize peace and security is and will remain our priority. The state government has given free hand to the police department to carry out law and order operations. It has led to an increase in the conviction rate of crimes today.
The Chief Minister said that perpetrators of corruption in the state, Land mafias and gangsters who attack society will be handed over to jail. In a press conference held today to give details of the work of the Home Department, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Announced the closure of RR Cell in the police department, he said that the police department is now more equipped with technology. By closing this RR cell which has been functioning since 2018, giving more powers to the Superintendent of Police SPs .Appropriate arrangements for this through continuous surveillance Will be raised. Cyber police stations have been set up in the range area to control cyber crime and district headquarters .We plan to expand.
Similarly, a state-wide network of cameras has been set up to prevent criminals from fleeing after committing crimes. Which is being continuously monitored in the police control room by the three-eye project. The Chief Minister added that there should be coordination with the police officers and citizens of the state and there should be transparency between them. For this, we also plan to install body cameras on the ranks of policemen.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Pradipsinh Jadeja said that the citizens of the state have a greater sense of peace and security. Is a priority of our government and we are moving forward with strong political will. That is why our government Strengthened by amending the Land Mafia Act, the Hooliganism Elimination Act and the aspect law to bring the mafias back to normalcy. We are moving ahead to build a corruption free Gujarat.
The ACB will also be strengthened with technical and Will be further equipped with forensic assistance. Keshav Kumar, Director, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Gujarat, on the job of eradication of corruption in State of Gujarat Giving details, he told reporters that the work given by the Gujarat government to the Anti-Corruption Bureau Freedom, scientific-technical equipment assistance and adequate availability of manpower to solve corruption crimes in the state And confessions have almost doubled.
The conviction rate which was earlier 3% has been increased to 31% Has arrived. In particular, the ACB has had great success in bringing out cases of disproportionate assets. About the last five During the year alone, the ACB has recovered more than Rs 150 crore in unregistered assets from various criminals. Giving statistics on corruption cases, Keshav Kumar added that in the year 2013, four, in the year 2017,18, year three cases were reported in 2012, three in 2016 and 19 in 2020, out of which year by year respectively.
A total of 4,619, 20, 20 and 210 people have been arrested. Giving details of cases of disproportionate assets, he said that in the year 2015, 21, in the year 2016, 07, In the year 2013, 18 cases were registered, in the year 2016, 18 cases were registered and in the year 2020, 3 cases were registered. Out of these cases, the rate of jantri in the year 2016 Accordingly, Rs. 3 crores in the year 2013, Rs. 12 crores in the year 2016, Rs. 2 crores, Rs. 3 crores in the year 2016 And in the year 2020, anonymous assets of Rs. 20 crores, 11 lakhs, 15 thousand, 2 rupees were found.
So far in 2021, anonymous assets worth Rs 5 crores have been seized. Thus, in last five years or so, a total of Rs Crores of assets have been traced by ACB. Keshav Kumar said that with the help of Rs. 5 crores provided by state government, technical-forensic unit at ACB, interrogation Rooms, a separate unit for anonymous property detection and a Prevention Vigilance Unit have been set up. Forensic, Gujarat’s ACB unit has become very effective due to enforcement, finance, technical and revenue advisors and Kumar said that he was doing an excellent job. On the occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Pankaj Kumar said that in order to fight effectively against land mafia, The Land Grabbing Bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the Government last year.