Not crime but reporting has increased: ADGP Vijay Kumar

‘Presence of conman not intelligence failure’

Vijay Kumar, IPS (ADGP), Kashmir Zone
Vijay Kumar, IPS (ADGP), Kashmir Zone

SRINAGAR — Reacting over the arrest of Gujarat ‘conman’, Additional Director General of Police, Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that there was no intelligence failure but only ‘negligence’ on part of the field level.

“As soon as we received information about his presence, we raided the hotel and arrested him. There was a sustained interrogation and whosoever will be involved in this connection won’t be spared,” he said, adding that they are also taking the help of Gujarat Police.

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Kiran Bhai Patel from Gujarat who enjoyed security, a hotel stay, and who visited different places, met top officials while masquerading as a top official from Prime Minister’s Office is currently in judicial custody.

ADGP was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a sports function here in Srinagar. In response to a question, Vijay Kumar said that they are focusing on social crime and taking action swiftly against criminals.

“Crime has not increased but the reporting about criminal activities has increased. Earlier, such incidents were going unnoticed and unreported which is not the case today,” he said, adding that it is good that people are trusting the police and report crime incidents without any delay.

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