More than 90,000 criminals arrested in last six month: Kerala home minister


Kerala state minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Thursday that police had arrested more than 90,000 criminals in the last six months.

News agency IANS quoted him as saying that there was a 30 per cent reduction in criminal activities.

Speaking to reporters in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, Chennithala said,

“Our programme ‘Operation Suraksha’ began on February 25 and in six months 91,495 people were arrested. Non-bailable warrants were issued against 66,863 of them.”

Earlier today, the home minister had held discussions with the police officials in the state capital.

He added, “Clean Campus Safe Campus’ programme of Kerala Police is also doing a good job of creating awareness against drugs in campuses. Under this programme, there were 39,700 raids conducted, 10,413 cases registered and 10,103 arrests recorded. But despite all this there has been threefold increase in drug abuse. We are doing everything possible to see that drug abuse is brought down.”