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Criminal cases up, kidnappings down: MoI

Criminal cases up, kidnappings down: MoI

Jan 02, 2014 - 18:51

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Thursday said criminal cases increased by 31 percent and abductions decreased by 24 percent during the ongoing solar yearinfo-icon that ends on March 21.

MoI’s crime branch chief, Brig Gen. Syed Abdul Ghaffar Syedzada, told Pajhwok Afghan News 13,250 criminal cases were registered over the past nine months across the country.

The cases included 1,485 murders, 136 piracies, 2,058 robberies, 116 kidnappings, 2,541 personal injuries, 11 jailbreaks, 386 sexual assaults, 256 sodomy incidents, 121 pick-pocket cases, 8 embezzlement, 12 bribery cases, 179 drug trafficking, 65 fraud, 27 gambling and 5,540 others crimes.

Most of the cases took place in Kabul, Herat, Baghlan, Nangarhar and Nimroz provinces. In connection with these crimes, 18,789 men and 667 womeninfo-icon, including Indians, Malaysians and other foreign nationals, have been arrested. He said 684 men and 61 women remained at large.

He said kidnappings decreased to 116 cases this year against last year's 154 cases, with fraud cases decreasing from 80 to 65, bribery from 18 to 12 and jailbreaks from 12 to 11.

Syedzada said 14415 men and 350 women had been arrested during the first nine months of the previous solar year, when 132 people were issued fake documents to travel foreign countries through Kabul airport compared with 360 such incidents this year.

“We have seized about 460 fake documents at the Kabul international airport by an identification system installed there, but we have no such systems in other airports,” he said.

He linked the high ratio of crimes to poverty, joblessness, injustices and drug smuggling, adding the availability of porn movies also contributed to crimes.

He said the security situation would not improve until justice was maintained in the societyinfo-icon and crimes would not be controlled until laws were implemented.



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