Conviction rate in Maharashtra goes up to 52 per cent: Governor

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday said the state government has succeeded in improving the conviction rate in crime cases from 36 per cent to 52 per cent over the past one year.

"The government has succeeded in improving the conviction rate from 36 per cent to 52 per cent over the past one year. Higher conviction rate will deter criminal and anti-social elements from indulging in unlawful activities," he said. The Governor said this while addressing a joint sitting of the Legislature as the budget session got underway.

"My government has initiated stern measures to protect the people and control crime. To this end, the government has expedited technology upgradation of police force and has successfully completed the crime and criminal tracking network and systems project of Government of India," Rao said.

"CCTV project in Pune has been completed and the government is now focusing on timely completion of CCTV projects in Mumbai, Thane, Aurangabad and Solapur," he said.

"Safety of women and children is an important issue. In Mumbai, more than 90 women police patrolling teams have been pressed into service," the Governor said. "Anti-Naxal operations will be stepped-up further and overall improvement in policing affected area will continue to be the priority of the government," he said.

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