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Alarming increase in crimes in Larkana

July 14, 2021

SUKKUR: An alarming rise was seen in crimes in recent days in Larkana district.

Taking notice of rising crimes, MPA Faryal Talpur asked the SSP Larkana to restore the law and order situation in the district.

According to SSP Larkana Imran Qureshi, the tribal system and prevalence of weapons is the main cause of increasing crimes in Larkana, adding the police department’s workload has increased in the absence of rapid action from the Revenue and other departments.

He said 700 out of 6,000 proclaimed offenders have been nabbed in Larkana district and an operation against the criminals was underway.” The Larkana Police are taking measures to control the crime rate, adding a security plan has been devised in this regard. According to statistics released by the Larkana Police, as many as 3,212 incidents of murder, honour killings, police encounters, robbery, plundering, kidnapping for ransom, and other crimes have been reported in the first five months of the current year.

Besides, a total of 122 people were killed in different districts during the period, including 24 in Larkana, 26 in Qambar-Shahdadpur, 30 in Shikarpur, 29 in Jacobabad, and 13 in Kashmore-Kandhkot.

As per the police report, 24 people lost their lives in incidents of honour killing (Karo-Kari) across Larkana. In addition, 117 cases of attempted murder and 252 incidents of attack on police were also reported during the corresponding period. The other reported criminal acts in Larkana during the period include 23 rape cases, 146 kidnapping cases, including five children, besides 226 narcotics cases. Police have also arrested 239 drug peddlers.