You want to see thugs running down the street with swords to kill someone. The scene of killing someone by firing at a parked vehicle at Bhar Chowk is to be experienced ‘yachi dehi yachy dola’. If you want to see a head-turner attacking a young woman with a knife out of one-sided love at the intersection of eight roads, witnessing a car accident resulting in a murder, if you want, there is no need to go to Patna or similar cities in Bihar. There is no need to quench the thirst of milk by watching ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Rather, you should come straight to Nagpur, walk freely on the open roads here, you will surely witness this violent incident.
This city is the vice capital of the state. It is actually the capital of criminals. There are police here too but like in the movie they come when the incident happens. These criminals have taken it upon themselves to destroy the common belief that Nagpur is peaceful compared to Mumbai and Pune. They have been extremely successful in that. Now you say what the police do. They are busy keeping ‘eyes’ on sand smuggling, cracking down on Ganga Jamuna gangs who sell flesh, taking action against those in power, helping in cases of political vendettas, cracking down on big businessmen who run betting and gambling dens and then giving them ‘relief’, so that the image of the force is spotless and corruption-free. Taking care of how it will be. The work of Nagpur Police is so ‘huge’ that this list can be extended. Then you may wonder how crime increases despite doing all these things? The police have a standard answer for that too. It means that the blood of this city is a little hot. Murders happen for trivial reasons. Being a central place, gangsters from all over the country take shelter here, crime increases due to theft of sand, coal. Many reasons for such defense are presented by the police. Now some will say that this is a form of cover up for dereliction of duty. Perhaps, but everyone assumed that despite the rise in crime, the police had succeeded in maintaining a ‘clean’ image. Please don’t ask the philosophical questions of how the police managed to unravel the mystery of cleanliness despite the criminals getting such a free rein. You will be counted in the word ‘half-witted’. Even so, the police do not want to ask questions. After this farce, let’s look at the crime statistics released at the country level.
The city ranks first in the country in sexual violence against women. This number remains the same in cyber crime. 2nd in sexartsion. Also second in bike theft. We are the only ones after Mumbai in rape. Number one in the country in suicides. Injustice against children, fifth in the country in torture. Nagpur ranks first in juvenile delinquency, burglary, theft, looting. Nagpurkar goons have a hand in stealing gold chain hand to hand, hence remain number one. First in kidnapping too. Nagpur is known as the city of old people all over the world. Here talent goes out in search of jobs and parents stay alone. This city ranks first in the country in robbing and attacking such lonely old people. Second in attempted murders and first in accidents. The rest of the farmers committed suicide only on their fifth day. So we have never left the first number. Now it is inevitable that this city, which is a paradise for criminals, will be the leader in the country in the number of crimes. Only one remains. The city is also among the top five in cases of rape of minor girls, and second in economic crimes. Two major national highways pass through the city. The police try to discipline the vehicles that run over them without taking bribes. Still, this city ranks first in the country in accidents. All this information from the National Crime Investigation Department.
The police may say that it is false. This denial may come from the stance of not wanting to stain a clean image, but what about the reality? What about the feeling of insecurity created among ordinary citizens? What about the notoriety of the city due to this crime? The police do not want to find answers to these questions! All these have the same expectation. Nagpur should not be defamed on the issue of crime. If anyone does, it will not be tolerated. This kind of behavior under the sweet illusion that this will hide the facts. That is becoming the norm these days. Just the other day I met a big businessman working in the IT sector. Not only in Mumbai, Pune, but also in America, his name is very influential. Many educated youth look to him as a source of employment opportunities. Why not come to Nagpur? Why not provide opportunities to the youth here? Time to ask only two such questions. They started talking loudly. What about the crime here. Their key question is how to keep thousands of employees safe where there are murders, fights and looting in broad daylight. Still, the gangs that extort money from companies and do this work for political gain have not been formed here. This problem has increased recently in Pune, but the crime here is scary. If it continues to grow like this, such gangs will soon form. Cities in the south are relatively safe. So the idea of going to Hyderabad is on. His answer is exactly to the point. Until now, there was a perception in Vidarbha that Mumbai, being far away from its port, did not bring industries to this area. There is some truth in this. However, there is no geographical barrier for industries in the IT, drug research sector. Yet they are not willing to come because of rising crime. If anything happens to the employees in the established industry and outside i.e. in the city, it affects the efficiency of the overall unit. His reply that IT is not affordable speaks volumes. Street crimes have now reduced in major cities across the country. Organized crime has also been destroyed but the image of Nagpur is still intact. Although the population is less compared to the big cities, the crime graph here is increasing. Nobody cares about him. So there is no doubt that the condition of this city will deteriorate day by day. Everyone will agree except the police!