New Delhi [India], June 24(ANI): Denying Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's claims that "Delhi is witnessing a spurt in serious crimes", Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) New Delhi on Monday said that crime in the national capital has rather decreased and crime situation in Delhi is well under control.
"This year the percentage of heinous crime has gone down by 10 per cent, the crime rate against senior citizen has gone down by 22 per cent, crimes with firearms have decreased by 6 per cent and recovery of firearms have been doubled," said Verma while speaking to ANI.
"Crime against women has gone down by 11 per cent. Saying that crime has increased would be wrong", he added.
Talking about 3 murders in last 24 hours, DCP New Delhi said, "In 2 out of the 3 incidents, family members committed the crime. In Mehrauli and Dwarka, the crime was committed by the family and the accused have been arrested.""Delhi Police has vital clues and the accused will be arrested soon in the Vasant Vihar case", Verma added.
Talking about the brandishing of guns at a party, DCP New Delhi said "We have registered a case, the accused have been identified. Hopefully, we will nab them soon."This comes after CM Arvind Kejriwal's tweet, expressing his concerns over the situation of crime in the national capital.
"Delhi is witnessing a dangerous spurt in serious crimes. An elderly couple and their domestic help murdered in Vasant Vihar. Nine murders reported in the last 24 hours across the city. Whose door should be knocked for safety and security of Delhiites?" Kejriwal tweeted. (ANI)