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Criminal incidents declines in Kabul: Police

Criminal incidents declines in Kabul: Police

Oct 14, 2017 - 17:13

KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of criminal incidents in capital Kabul has declined from 30 in 24 hours to seven in round the clock over the past six months, an official said on Saturday.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Salim Almas, crime branch chief of the Kabul Police Headquarters told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive chat during the past six months of the ongoing year the level of crimes has declined considerably.

 “We can say that 20 to 30 criminal incidents were taking place in Kabul during the 24 hour before, but in recent months, the level of the crimes has decreased to seven incidents in day and night in 14 districts, 16 police districts and two administrative units,” he said.

The crime branch chief linked the huge decline in crimes with police vigilance, greater efforts and public cooperation.

He added that more than 2,000 suspects, including 20 kidnappers, were arrested in various criminal cases in Kabul last month, and their cases had been referred to the judicial organs

Salim pledged to nab more groups and individuals involved in criminal activities.

He said robbery of homes and vehicles decreased as well, and even in the past two months no armed robbery has been recorded.

“Police strives to further enhanced safety and security of Kabul people. Security is a prime demand of citizens asking people to increase their cooperation with police in order to eradicate crimes from society,” he said.

Salim described the poverty, mafia, powerful individuals and lawbreaker as a major challenge to the Kabul police, but also assured people that the police had the ability to fight and stand against powerful individuals, robbers, abusers and criminals.

He stressed that he would never surrounded to any powerful individual and other criminal and would always try to improve the security situation in Kabul.