Reality Check | Delhi Commissioner Claims 25% Dip in Street Crimes

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik claims that there’s been a 25% dip in street crimes in the last two years.

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“Overall, there has been a dip in street crimes in the last two years. More than 25 percent dip in street crimes.”
Amulya Patnaik, Delhi Police Commissioner

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, in a press briefing on Wednesday, 25 September, claimed that the national capital has seen more than a 25 percent dip in street crimes, including robbery and snatching, in the last two years

However, CCTV footage from the last four days shows otherwise.

23 September: Woman Journalist’s Chain Snatched

CCTV footage from Delhi’s Okhla showed two people on a motorcycle snatching a journalist’s phone while she was walking down a street on Monday, 23 September.

The journalist, identified as Radhika, told The Times of India that she was walking home from her workplace when the incident took place.

24 September: Property Dealer Shot Dead

CCTV video of a property dealer being shot at in broad daylight in Delhi’s Dwarka went viral on social media. The 48-year-old property dealer, identified as Narendra Gehlot, was shot dead by Nakul Sangwan on Tuesday, 24 September, on grounds of personal enmity, Dwarka DCP Anto Alphonse said

24 September: Youth Beaten and Dragged

CCTV footage showed a man being dragged out of the house and being beaten by two men on the road in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on Tuesday, 24 September.

“A case has been registered in this regard and accused are yet to be arrested. The victim has suffered serious injuries,” the police asserted.

26 September: 56-Year-Old Man Shot

CCTV captured a 56-year-old man being shot at in Delhi’s Brahmapuri area on Thursday, 26 September. The victim was on his way to meet a friend when he was attacked by two men. The accused fled the spot. It is a case of personal enmity and both the accused have been identified, the police said. The police officials have launched a search for both.

26 September: Man Stabbed to Death

CCTV captured a 26-year-old man being stabbed to death by unidentified men in a failed robbery attempt in Delhi’s Sagarpur in the early hours of Thursday, 26 September, the police said.

“The man, identified as Monu Tyagi, was a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. Tyagi had come to Delhi and was staying with his uncle and family in Hans Park area. He was returning to his hometown when the incident took place,” police added.

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