CHENNAI: Idol Wing- CID of the Tamil Nadu police claimed that it has created a record of sorts by obtaining conviction for all six cases that came for final hearing before a court in Tamil Nadu on Monday.
Citing that criminals most often do not get punished due to poor investigation, Idol Wing, in a statement, said that they took steps to reduce the number of acquittals through measures to prevent witnesses from turning hostile, appropriate guidance to investigating officers and proper follow-up action.
“Due to such improvements in the investigation standards, the Idol Wing brought about through the personal efforts of the senior officers of the Idol Wing, much dent could be made in the outcome of the cases under trial,” an official release said.
On Monday, six cases of Idol wing came for final hearing before the court of Additional chief judicial magistrate, Kumbakonam.
The Judge pronounced conviction for the accused in all the six cases that came up for judgement before her, which is a record in the wing's history, the release said adding that when the conviction rate for IPC offences is about 40 per cent, obtaining a hundred per cent conviction in all the cases is unheard of.
“Even a premiere investigation agency such as the CBI has not been able to do so in recent years,” the release from Idol Wing CID said.
Four accused got convicted for three years for stealing Stone Idols of Murugan, Brahma, Amman, Arthanareeswarar, and Nandhi, belonging to Ayyanar temple under Koradacherry police station, Tiruvarur district.
Similarly, three accused involved in the theft of the Mahavishnu idol of Sri Thyagarajaswamy temple. Vaipur received a three-year conviction and a fine of seven thousand rupees.
And five accused who were involved in the robbery of idols of Perumal, Sridevi, Boodevi of Vishwaroopam Perumal Temple, Tiruvallur, received a sentence of imprisonment for three years and a fine of seven thousand rupees.
Similar sentences were received by four accused involved in the theft of Varadharaja Perumal idol of Sivaloganathan temple, Tiruvarur District and the theft of 3 stone idols of Amman, Lakshmi Narayanan, and Nandhikeswarar of Siddhi Vinayagartemple, Tiruvarur District.